equilibrium tide

equilibrium tide

[‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm ‚tīd]
(oceanography)
The hypothetical tide due to the tide-producing forces of celestial bodies, particularly the sun and moon.
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He laid the basis of tidal theory, conceiving an "equilibrium tide" that would apply to ideal conditions of a global ocean.
Astronomical tide (gravitational tide, equilibrium tide).
Equilibrium tide. Hypothetical tide due to the tide-producing forces under the equilibrium theory; also known as the gravitational tide.
Papers and discussions from the workshop describe recent work in areas such as dynamic tides and the evolution of stars in close binaries, eccentric eclipsing binary systems, and equilibrium tides in differentially rotating stars.