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Offline Titanscape

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Does the moon create atmospheric tides?
« on: 04/08/2012 20:45:37 »
I know the moon pulls the seas to tides, but does it effect the atmosphere as well?


 

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Re: Does the moon create atmospheric tides?
« Reply #1 on: 04/08/2012 21:07:09 »
It should.
Much of the atmospheric movement, of course, is caused by convection.  Then, of course, temperature and pressure causing changes in density.

My question...  say you had two bulges, like in the ocean tides.  What would the magnitude be?  2 meters?  100 meters?  It is quite possible that atmospheric tides would be difficult to detect independently of lunar observations.
 

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Re: Does the moon create atmospheric tides?
« Reply #2 on: 05/08/2012 06:20:34 »
The Sun and Moon also produce tides in the solid rock of the earth, but their height is much less than the height of the sea tides.
 

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Re: Does the moon create atmospheric tides?
« Reply #3 on: 05/08/2012 10:28:33 »
Yes
 

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