What does HSW stand for oceanography?


What does HSW stand for oceanography?


Oceanography refers to the study of the ocean scientifically. One aspect of this study involves studying the tides, the changing water levels of the ocean where it meets the shore. Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of both the sun and the moon.

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In oceanography, HSW stands for high slack water. Slack water, also called slack tide, is a period in which the tide is neither rising nor falling....

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How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides


Chapter 21 / Lesson 14

Earth is connected through it's gravitational pull and chemical reactions from the moon and sun, which also influences the oceans. Learn more about these elements and how gravity also affects tides.

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