solar tide

solar tide

[′sō·lər ′tīd]
(oceanography)
The tide caused solely by the tide-producing forces of the sun.
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The main solar tide has a period, or repeat time, of 12 hours.
7 hours, is even closer to resonance and overtakes the 12-hour solar tide in importance.
69, page 265), with a table of solar tide extremes from 1964 through 1990 that closely matches the graph by Olson and Lytle.
Now we also see that tides - the daily lunar and solar tides - very strongly modulate tremors," he added.
Berkeley's Jeanloz notes that the rotation rate of the entire Earth is slowing as a result of the friction caused by lunar and solar tides.
Saturn and Mars have a much smaller influence than the Earth-Moon system, while the three outer planets have almost no effect on solar tides.

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