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Why is it that the there are no tides in the Mediterranean sea ?
Answer 1:

The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. The Mediterranean sea does have tides, but they are are very limited as a result of the narrow outlet/inlet with the atlantic ocean. Their amplitude in very low, averaging a few centimeters, (instead of 1 meter of so in the Atlantic ocean). Tides are very complicated in their details. If the Earth and Moon were both perfectly spherical and the Earth was covered by an ocean of a constant depth, then everywhere the tides would have the same amplitude. However, the Earth has continents and islands and the oceans vary greatly in their depths. All of these things affect the amplitude of the tides seen in a given spot.


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