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Moon, tides and climate

The view that much of the energy of ocean tides is dissipated in deep water, rather than in shallow coastal seas, now finds observational support. Curiously, the results bear upon our understanding of climate change.

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Figure 1: The Moon was not usually believed to be involved in the general circulation of the oceans.


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Wunsch, C. Moon, tides and climate. Nature 405, 743–744 (2000).

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