Science / Tides and Currents / River Current: The gravity-induced seaward flow of fresh water originating from the drainage basin of a river. In the fresh water portion of the river below head of tide, the river current is alternately increased and decreased by the effect of the tidal current. After entering a tidal estuary, river current is the depth-averaged mean flow through any cross-section. See head of tide and estuary.
Current Noun Synonyms: course, progress, tendency, tenor, drift, trend, inclination, mainstream
Current Adjective Synonyms: contemporary, ongoing, present, contemporaneous, simultaneous, coeval
River Verb Synonyms: stream, flood, torrent, quantity, cataract, flow, cascade
River Noun Synonyms: watercourse, branch, tributary, stream, waterway, estuary, rivulet, creek, brook, streamlet, runnel, rill, burn, beck, kill
Science / Tides and Currents / Monsoon Current (Southwest Monsoon Current): An Indian Ocean current setting in a generally eastward to southeastward direction off India and Ceylon. It replaces the North Equatorial Current, reversed by wind stress of the south-west monsoons, i MORE
Science / Tides and Currents / Neap Tides Or Tidal Currents: Tides of decreased range or tidal currents of decreased speed occurring semimonthly as the result of the Moon being in quadrature. The neap range (Np) of the tide is the average range occurring at the MORE