1. poetryliberates
    Offline

    poetryliberates Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    The pits of hell

    Tide in, Tide out

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by poetryliberates, Jan 1, 2007.

    hey, so i know that the tide comes in, and the tide goes out. but can anybody tell me, where does it go when it goes out?
    and why does it go out and come in?
    why?
     
  2. Ferret
    Offline

    Ferret Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Messages:
    559
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    The parts of your soul you refuse to recognize.
    I think it has to do with the moon...unless you were speaking metaphoricly...in which case, you went right over my head...
     
  3. poetryliberates
    Offline

    poetryliberates Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    The pits of hell
    well, where does the water go?
     
  4. Fiesty Kel
    Offline

    Fiesty Kel Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    In at the other side, ROFL
     
  5. The Freshmaker
    Offline

    The Freshmaker <insert obscure pop culture reference> Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,784
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
  6. ariella
    Offline

    ariella Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    1,069
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    in a home full of wonderful and loving people I ca
    I don't know anything about tides, all I know is that I love it when high tide comes in and you get stuck at the beach it is always so damn funny. *sigh* I miss going to the beach.
     
  7. Fiesty Kel
    Offline

    Fiesty Kel Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Australia
    From what I understand, its like the water is flat... but the moons gravitational (?) pull sort of pulls it up (sort of like an arc) so it goes up and the tide goes out, an when the moon moves, it flattens out more and goes back in.

    No idea if thats right though!
     
  8. Robert
    Offline

    Robert Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    UK
    There's a challenge ... ignore the real reason for the tidal shifts and write a short story that gives an alternate reason.
     
  9. mammamaia
    Offline

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Location:
    Coquille, Oregon
    fk's on the right track!... it is the pull of the moon's gravitational field that causes the tide to go 'up' and 'down'...

    it doesn't really go 'out' and 'in'... just seems to, because as it goes 'up' it will reach farther onto the shore and as it goes 'out' it will recede... if you stand on a long jetty or dock, you'll see it merely goes up and down, without moving sideways other than its normal wave action ...

    i'm sure you'd find some nifty explanations in a google search...
     

Share This Page