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Posts tagged tides

May 3, 2016


seascape with visible tides

Motional Induction 2

The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.

May 2, 2016


electric grid

Motional Induction

Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.

July 10, 2009


Tsunami damage in Phuket, Thailand

What Causes Tidal Waves?

Tidal waves actually have nothing to do with tides, and nothing to do with ordinary ocean waves. Find out what causes them on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2009


Beach front view of ocean

Hills in the Ocean

Around New Guinea, there's a watery hill almost two hundred and fifty feet high. This isn't a hill on the ocean floor, but a hill on the ocean's surface.

May 24, 2004


Motional Induction 2

Ever heard of motional induction? Learn about it on this Moment of Science.

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