Tidal Wave

Science / Geology / Tidal Wave: A term that is incorrectly used in reference to a tsunami. Tsunamis have nothing to do with the tides.

Other Words for Wave

Wave Adjective Synonyms: swell, undulation, billow, sea, heave, roller, whitecap, white horse, ripple, wavelet, breaker, comber

Tidal Bore

Science / Tides and Currents / Tidal Bore: A tidal wave that propagates up a relatively shallow and sloping estuary or river with a steep wave front. The leading edge presents an abrupt rise in level, frequently with continuous breaking and of MORE

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. MORE

Long Period Waves

Science / Tides and Currents / Long Period Waves: Forced or free waves whose lengths are much longer than the water depth. See tidal wave and tsunami. MORE

Shallow Water Wave

Science / Tides and Currents / Shallow Water Wave: A wave is classified as a shallow water wave whenever the ratio of the depth (the vertical distance of the still water level from the bottom) to the wave length (the horizontal distance between crests MORE

Tidal Constants

Science / Tides and Currents / Tidal Constants: Tidal relations that remain practically constant for any particular locality. Tidal constants are classified as harmonic and non-harmonic. The harmonic constants consist of the amplitudes and epochs o MORE

Tidal Characteristics

Science / Tides and Currents / Tidal Characteristics: Principally, those features relating to the time, range, and type of tide. MORE