MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Subject: Why are there no tides in the Caribbean?

Date: Sun May 6 05:07:45 2007
Posted by Alistair Edwards
Grade level: teacher/prof School: University of York
City: York State/Province: North Yorkshire Country: UK
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1178453265.Es

I have sailed in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and have observed that the
tides in both areas are negligible. I think I undestand why in the Med (it's
basically a big lake with only narrow links to the oceans), but surely the
Caribbean is connected to the Atlantic. Why is it not influenced by the same tides?

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