atmospheric tide

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atmospheric tide

[¦at·mə¦sfir·ik ′tīd]
(geophysics)
Periodic global motions of the earth's atmosphere, produced by gravitational action of the sun and moon; amplitudes are minute except in the upper atmosphere.
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Since then, he has utilized these radars for studies of atmospheric waves in the middle atmosphere, including atmospheric tides, planetary waves and atmospheric gravity waves.
The thermal atmospheric tides could also affect the coordinates, but this effect is also very difficult for modelling.
London, November 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found out that atmospheric tides are responsible for causing landslides.
Lunar atmospheric tides are thought to be weak, but could create favorable conditions for storms to strengthen.

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