My stupid question relates to the moon's orbit. As the max declination of the moon from the equator plane is 28,7deg, wouldn't this create a circular wave of tide on an open ocean above 38,7 degrees north? On earth the only example is the Arctic Ocean.(EDIT: well Antarctic cirumpolar currents might also apply) With the tides rushing to shores, and moving a bit forward with the moon as it recedes, wouldn't this create a tidally driven coastal current on such an ocean? I bet this has been discussed somewhere in the blog already, but not bothering to seek the info now. is this an east- or westward current? Does it have much to say in the cracking spring ice?
There could be some use for a 'basics'-thread for those entering this forum area? sort of RTFM of physics related to ice and arctic. for me, it's been somewhat tedious f.e. to find out many of the locations mentioned in the posts, so a reference map would be nice.