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1 Modificado de: Earth’s Tides Simulation Craig Brubaker Union College 2/28/04

2 Agenda Introduction –Tidal Force –Tidal Bulges –Orbits

3 Tidal Force Recall Force of Gravity: Proportional to the product of the masses over the square of the distance. Tidal Force: Proportional to the product of the masses over the CUBE of the distance.

4 Laws of gravity and tides The gravitational attraction between two bodies is determined by Newton’s law of gravitation: A = gravitational attractive force. m 1 and m 2 = masses of the bodies attracting each other. r = distance between the centers of the two bodies. G = the gravitational constant. The tide generating force is derived from Newton’s law. This force is related to the difference between the gravitational attraction at Earth’s center and surface. F = the effective tidal force.  = proportional to.

5 Major tidal influences on Earth SunMoon Mass2.0*10 33 g7.3*10 25 g Distance150,000,000 km385,000 km Tidal effect Though much more massive than the moon, the sun is so much farther away that its tidal influence is less than half.

6 Tidal Bulge –Tidal Force produces TWO high tide points. Point on Earth closest to orbital body. Point on Earth farthest from orbital body. –Tidal Force produces a low tide line equidistant to both high tide points. –The greater the high tide points, the lesser the low tide line. Interaction of lunar and solar tides –At any point it is a simple sum.

7 Gravitational tidal bulge If we pretend that the moon does not orbit the Earth, gravitational attraction would raise a tidal bulge directed toward the moon. The gravitational forces are directed exactly toward the moon’s center. © Kurt Hollocher, 2002

8 Earth-moon system: resultant forces on Earth’s surface The centrifugal and gravitational tidal vectors are shown resolved over the Earth’s surface. The vectors show that water is drawn into the tidal bulges, reaching maximum bulge elevation at points nearest and farthest from the moon. The lower diagram shows how, in a simple-minded model, two low and two high tides are expected daily.

9 Earth-sun-moon system: tide systematics Recall that the tidal bulges are identical on the sides of the Earth facing or opposite the moon. The same is true of the tides raised by the sun, except the solar tides are only ~46% as large as those of the lunar tides.

10 Orbits Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion I. The orbits of the planets are ellipses, with the Sun at one focus of the ellipse.

11 Orbits Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion II. The line joining the planet to the Sun sweeps out equal areas in equal times as the planet travels around the ellipse.

12 Orbits Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion III. The ratio of the squares of the revolutionary periods for two planets is equal to the ratio of the cubes of their semimajor axes:

13 Ellipticity of Earth and moon orbits The orbits of the moon around Earth and of the Earth around the sun are ellipses. The Earth-moon orbital distance varies from 375,200 to 405,800 km, so the lunar tidal effect varies by 11.8% over a lunar month (inverse cube law, remember). The Earth-sun distance varies from 148,500,000 to 152,200,000 km, so the solar tidal effect varies by 3.7% over a year.


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