Tidal Characteristics

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

Tidal Zoning

Science / Tides and Currents / Tidal Zoning: The practice of dividing hydrographic survey area into discrete zones or sections, each one possessing similar tidal characteristics. One set of tide reducers is assigned to each zone. Tide reducers a 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 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

Tidal Characteristics

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

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 Benchmark Description

Science / Tides and Currents / Tidal Benchmark Description: A published, concise description of the location, stamped number or designation, date established, and elevation (referred to a tidal datum) of a specific bench mark. MORE

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