Tidal Current

Science / Geology / Tidal Current: A horizontal displacement of ocean water under the gravitational influence of Sun and Moon, causing the water to pile up against the coast at high tide and move outward at low tide.

Other Words for Current

Current Adjective Synonyms: contemporary, ongoing, present, contemporaneous, simultaneous, coeval
Current Noun Synonyms: course, progress, tendency, tenor, drift, trend, inclination, mainstream
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Lunicurrent Interval

Science / Tides and Currents / Lunicurrent Interval: The interval between the Moon's transit (upper or lower) over the local or Greenwich meridian and a specified phase of the tidal current following the transit. Examples are strength of flood interval MORE

Equatorial Tidal Currents

Science / Tides and Currents / Equatorial Tidal Currents: Tidal currents occurring semimonthly as a result of the Moon being over the Equator. At these times the tendency of the Moon to produce a diurnal inequality in the tidal current is at a minimum. MORE

Mixed (Current)

Science / Tides and Currents / Mixed (Current): Type of tidal current characterized by a conspicuous diurnal inequality in the greater and lesser flood strengths and/or greater and lesser ebb strengths. See flood current and ebb current. MORE

Perigean Tides Or Tidal Currents

Science / Tides and Currents / Perigean Tides Or Tidal Currents: Tides of increased range or tidal currents of increased speed occurring monthly as the result of the Moon being in perigee. The perigean range (Pn) of tide is the average range occurring at the time o MORE

Residual Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Residual Current: The observed current minus the astronomical tidal current. MORE

Ebb Current (Ebb)

Science / Tides and Currents / Ebb Current (Ebb): The movement of a tidal current away from shore or down a tidal river or estuary. In the mixed type of reversing tidal current, the terms greater ebb and lesser ebb are applied respectively to ebb tid MORE

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