2.6.3 - The tide phenomenon.

The phenomenon of the ocean tides would be due to the variation of the water density and volume.


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2.6.1 The mechanism of the tides - introduction.
The tide basins.
The tide generation.
Water level variation.
Features of the tide waves.


Tide generation.

The generation of a tide would consist in the decrease of the density of the water molecules. This would take place via uniformity of the configurations of the molecules, within more or less large ensembles. The greater the uniformity, the greater the volume would be occupied.

The water molecules would be able to vary their configurations, through cumulative and dissipative processes, triggered by the force d.

At critical values.

This force is generated by the movement relative to other matter, at critical discrete values of angular velocity.

It is the same force that allows the seeds to remain germinable over time.

The force d is generated, in distinct processes, by movements relative to Earth, Moon, Sun. Those due to movement relative to Earth are diffused.

Instead, those due to movement relative to the Moon and Sun take place, within each basin, in different places, at different times. This generates the variation of the volumes of the water in different places, at different times. It is the phenomenon of the tide.

Visibility of the processes.

Since water is a liquid, therefore molecules in movement, the force d operates in diffuse moments. Difficult to see the effects, for lack of contrast between successive moments.

Except when the movement of water, relative to the surrounding matter, is reduced. As suggested by the formation of the water figures (protuberances) when the movement of the water is reduced (see itinerary 2.3).

The size of the tidal basins.

There is a correlation between the depth of a basin and its size.

This could be due to the fact that, during the generation of the tide, the water molecules increase their volume, and generate thrust fronts towards other molecules, and the latter still towards others, and so on in a chain.

The greater the depth, the more numerous the molecules that generate the thrust fronts, the faster these fronts, the greater the extension of the basin.

The spatioles.

At a given time, within each tidal basin, tide generation, meant as a decrease in water density, would be accentuated in two areas called spatioles - from the latin word spatiolum, defined here as “small moving space”.

For each basin, there is the spatiole where the action of the Moon is better focused, and the one where the action of the Sun is better focused.

Within each basin, these two spatioles vary position around the amphidromic point, as a consequence of the varying positions of the Moon and Sun.

The closer the two spatioles are, the more there will be a difference between the minimum and maximum levels of the tide, within a cycle.

How the two spatioles move.

Within each basin, the two spatioles move in an anti-clockwise direction, if in the northern hemisphere, clockwise, if in the southern hemisphere.

The cadence of the tide.

The tides may have either a diurnal cadence, or a semi-diurnal one, presumably because of the local magnetic features, as suggested, by analogy, by the interpretation of the results of the “experiment B”, on sunflower seeds.