Tides explained

On the origin of a global ocean phenomenon


  1. “Tides and centrifugal force.” Paolo Sirtoli, July 11th 2005, Webpage
  2. "Bay of Fundy at high and low tide." Samuel Wantman, 1972, Wikimedia Commons, Image File
  3. "The Planetary System", David Morrison & Tobias Owen, 1996
  4. "Tidal Misconceptions" Donald E. Simanek, 2003, Webpage
  5. Ocean Motion and Surface Currents - Types of Tides Background NASA, 2005, Webpage
  6. "What is a perigean spring tide" National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Webpage (archived version from 2016-03-02; current version)


The Javascript source code is available for download at GitHub.

The tidal simulation applet is part of the Javascript-Toys repository at GitHub. In order to run it a HTML 5 capable browser is needed. I recommend using a Javascript Debugger like Firebug (for Firefox Browser) in order to play with the code.

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