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Can a "Major Lunar Standstill" cause one-day high tides as described in the Jakarta article? Possibly "fake news", but very possibly yes. The possibly "fake news" part first: The next major lunar standstill will be in late 2024 / early 2025. The most recent minor lunar standstill was in 2015. There is no lunar standstill, major ...


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When searching for a place to publish Earth Science stuff, have a look at the two big continental scientific societies: the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Both have a wide array of publications in the various fields of geosciences. AGU has JGR Oceans, while EGU has Ocean Science (open access). If you want to reach ...


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It depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you need exact figures for the maximum tidal height each day/year at a given location, there are no simple analytical solutions due to the complex nature of tides. If you are interested in ballpark figures (which are good enough for most recreational, but also some engineering applications), the maximum annual ...


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I actually just found an article that explains such a calculation in detail, using a matrix propagator method: Padovan et al. 2018 This is a calculation for gas giants or bodies in hydrostatic equilibrium. The calculation of the Love numbers for terrestrial planets that have viscoelastic behaviour requires the rheology (which includes models for the rigidity)...


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The second part of the question is easy to answer - given that the Arctic has been ice free in relatively recent geological history, e.g. in the Mesozoic, and it is expected to be ice free in summer within a few decades as a result of global warming, positing a habitable planet where polar oceans are navigable, at least in summer seems fairly safe.


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You are looking for an easy solution to the local maxima of $$\sum_i a_i \sin(\theta_i+\omega_i t)$$ This means solving for solutions to $$\sum_i a_i \omega_i \cos(\theta_i+\omega_i t) = 0$$ This is a transcendental equation with multiple terms with different frequencies. While there are many ways to find such maxima that vary in computational complexity and ...


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