'Tides on the Earth - How do they really work' - A really messy subject, especially in the English Channel.
The areas discussed include:
|The Basic Logic||The (erroneous) centrifugal story; Rotating frames of reference; Translation vs. rotation; Diurnal tides|
|Other Effects||Spring & neap tides; Effect of latitude; 24-hour tides; Elliptical orbits|
|Other Lunar Factors||Precession and the Saros cycle; Priming; Lagging|
|Reality on Earth||The southern ocean; Viscosity/friction; Topography; Resonances; Storm surges; The Coriolis effect; Gyres; Amphidromic points; Bay of Fundy; Interference; Bores; Tidal Races|
|The English Channel and Southampton||The Solent; Double High Water; Young Flood Stand; Oscillations|
|Further Astronomical Effects||The receding Moon; Mars's obliquity; Lunar induced stability in the Earth's rotation axis; Followed by instability; Climatic effects|