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The Part Of Britain That Rises And Falls Twice A Day

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Channel: Tom Scott
Categories: Geography   |   Social Science  
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Cornwall rises and falls by a few centimetres, twice a day. I didn't believe that when I read it. In this video: "ocean tide loading": why, how, and does it actually matter?

Thanks to Prof. Peter Clarke, who is a professor of geodesy, not geodisy. Apologies for the typo! https://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/peter.clarke/

References:
Francis and Mazzega (1990), "Global charts of ocean tide loading effects": https://doi.org/10.1029/JC095iC07p11411
Allinson, Clarke, et al (2004), "Stability of direct GPS estimates of ocean tide loading": https://doi.org/10.1029/2004GL020588

Edited by Michelle Martin
Research assistance from David Fletcher

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