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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Angular retardation of a maximum of a constituent of the observed tide behind the corresponding maximum of the same constituent of the equilibrium 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.