Subordinate Current Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Subordinate Current Station: (1) A current station from which a relatively short series of observations is reduced by comparison with simultaneous observations from a control current station. See current station, control current station, and reference station. (2) A station listed in the Tidal Current Tables for which predictions are to be obtained by means of differences and ratios applied to the full predictions at a reference station. See reference station.

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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Other Words for Station

Station Adjective Synonyms: place, position, spot, post, site, location
Station Noun Synonyms: position, place, status, rank, caste, standing, class, level
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Other Words for Subordinate

Subordinate Adjective Synonyms: assistant, aide, junior, subaltern, staff member, underling, hireling, inferior, lackey, servant, slave, vassal, staffer
Subordinate Verb Synonyms: make (something) secondary
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Current Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Current Station: The geographic location at which current observations are conducted. Also, the facilities used to make current observations. These may include a buoy, ground tackle, current meters, recording mechanis MORE

Reference Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Reference Station: A tide or current station for which independent daily predictions are given in the 'Tide Tables' and 'Tidal Current Tables,' and from which corresponding predictions are obtained for subordinate stati MORE

Control Current Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Control Current Station: A current station at which continuous velocity observations have been made over a minimum period of 29 days. Its purpose is to provide data for computing accepted values of the harmonic and non-harmon MORE

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