Subordinate Tide Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Subordinate Tide Station: (1) A tide station from which a relatively short series of observations is reduced by comparison with simultaneous observations from a tide station with a relatively long series of observations. See tide station, primary control tide station, secondary control tide station, and tertiary tide station. (2) A station listed in the Tide Tables from 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 Station

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

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

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

Tide Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Tide Station: The geographic location at which tidal observations are conducted. Also, the facilities used to make tidal observations. These may include a tide house, tide gauge, tide staff, and tidal bench marks. MORE

Primary Control Tide Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Primary Control Tide Station: A tide station at which continuous observations have been made over a minimum of 19 years. Its purpose is to provide data for computing accepted values of the harmonic and non-harmonic constants essen MORE