Tide

Science / Weather / Tide: The periodic rising and falling of the earth's oceans and atmosphere. It is the result of the tide-producing forces of the moon and the sun acting on the rotating earth. This propagates a wave through the atmosphere and along the surface of the earth's waters.

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 t MORE

Tide Curve

Science / Tides and Currents / Tide Curve: A graphic representation of the rise and fall of the tide in which time is usually represented by the abscissa and height by the ordinate. For a semidiurnal tide with little diurnal inequality, the gr MORE

Tide Gauge

Science / Tides and Currents / Tide Gauge: An instrument for measuring the rise and fall of the tide (water level). See ADR gauge, automatic tide gauge, Next Generation Water Level Measurement System, gas purged pressure gauge, electric tape g MORE

Tidelands

Science / Tides and Currents / Tidelands: The zone between the mean high-water and mean low water lines. It is identical with intertidal zone (technical definition) when the type of tide is semidiurnal or diurnal. MORE

Storm Tide

Science / Tides and Currents / Storm Tide: As used by the National Weather Service, NOAA, the sum of the storm surge and astronomic tide. See storm surge. MORE

Solar Tide

Science / Tides and Currents / Solar Tide: (1) The part of the tide that is due to the tide-producing force of the Sun. (2) The observed tide in areas where the solar tide is dominant. This condition provides for phase repetition at about the MORE

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