Pole tide

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pole tide

Small variations in sea level due to the Chandler wobble of the axis of rotation of the earth.

This has a period close to 436 days. Maximum amplitudes of more than 30 mm are found in the Gulf of Bothnia, but elsewhere amplitudes are only a few millimeters.