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22 January 2016
Climate change

Another one from www.sciencenews.org/article/atmospheric-tides-alter-rainfall-rate?tgt=nr … the lunar gravitational pull increases rainfall when it is on the horizon but reduces rainfall when overhead or on the opposite of the Earth. The cause is the atmospheric equivalent of ocean tides – and the paper is published in Geophysical Research Letters (Jan 2016).

We are not of course referring to a lot of influence by atmospheric tides – and it would be difficult to notice, but the effect can be seen, they say.

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