Hydrographic Datum

Science / Tides and Currents / Hydrographic Datum: A datum used for referencing depths of water and the heights of predicted tides or water level observations. Same as chart datum. See datum.

Lower Low Water Datum (LLWD)

Science / Tides and Currents / Lower Low Water Datum (LLWD): An approximation of mean lower low water that has been adopted as a standard reference for a limited area and is retained for an indefinite period regardless of the fact that it may differ slightly fr MORE

Low Water Datum (LWD)

Science / Tides and Currents / Low Water Datum (LWD): (1) The geopotential elevation (geopotential difference) for each of the Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair and the corresponding sloping surfaces of the St. Marys, St. Clair, Detroit, Niagara, and St. La MORE

International Hydrographic Organization

Science / Tides and Currents / International Hydrographic Organization: An institution consisting of representatives of a number of nations organized for the purpose of coordinating the hydrographic work of the participating governments. It had its origin in the Internati MORE

National Geodeticvertical Datum

Science / Tides and Currents / National Geodeticvertical Datum: A fixed reference adopted as a standard geodetic datum for elevations determined by leveling. The datum was derived for surveys from a general adjustment of the first-order leveling nets of both the U MORE

National Tidal Datum Convention

Science / Tides and Currents / National Tidal Datum Convention: Effective November 28, 1980, the Convention: (1) establishes one uniform, continuous tidal datum system for all marine waters of the United States, its territories, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Tr MORE

Sea Level Datum (SLD)

Science / Tides and Currents / Sea Level Datum (SLD): An obsolete term. See National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 and mean sea level. MORE

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