Radiational Tide
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Tides generated by regular periodic meteorological forcing.

These are principally at annual (seasonal changes in solar insolation), daily (solar-driven land and sea breeze), and twice-daily (solar-driven cycle in barometric pressure) periods.

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  • Periodic variations in sea level primarily related to meteorological changes such as the semidaily (solar) cycle in barometric pressure, daily (solar) land and sea breezes, and seasonal (annual) changes in temperature. Other changes in sea level due to meteorological changes that are random in phase are not considered radiational tides.

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