In Luxembourg-Walferdange 2 Problems Concerning The Geodynamic Motions Of The Planet Earth Are Studied Since 1963 - A) The Earth Tides

Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 4
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1987
By experience we know about the natural event of ocean-tides. In geophysics we say that the earth-tides phenomenon is the elastico-viscous response of the earth's body to the attraction potential of moon and sun. By the fact that the tides on the planet take place in a regular periodic frequency, due to the earth rotation of 24 houres for one cycle, the rotation of the moon in about 28 days around the earth and finally to the rotation of the earth-moon combination around the sun in 365 days this phenomenon is a very important one in geophysics. The exact calculation of the acting forces is possible and the comparison of the earth's body response to these forces as well.
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