tidal inlet

tidal inlet
a waterway from the open ocean into a lagoon

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  • tidal inlet —    1) Any inlet through which water alternately floods landward with the rising tide and ebbs seaward with the falling tide.    Compare: inlet, relict tidal inlet.    GG    2) [ relict ]    A channel remnant of a former tidal inlet. The channel… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • tidal inlet — /taɪdl ˈɪnlɛt/ (say tuydl inlet) noun a natural inlet which has, and in many cases is kept open by, tidal movements of water …  

  • relict-tidal inlet —    (not preferred)    see tidal inlet [ relict ] …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • tidal delta — a delta formed at both sides of a tidal inlet …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • inlet —    A short, narrow waterway connecting a bay, lagoon, or similar body of water.    Compare: tidal inlet.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Tidal power — Tidal power, sometimes called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power.Although not yet widely used, tidal power has potential for future electricity generation. Tides …   Wikipedia

  • Tidal bore — Aegir redirects here. For the mythological figure, see Ægir. For the moon of Saturn, see Aegir (moon). The tidal bore in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska A tidal bore (or simply bore in context, or also aegir, eagre, or eygre) is a tidal phenomenon in… …   Wikipedia

  • Tidal Basin (District of Columbia) — The Tidal Basin is a partially man made inlet adjacent to the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. It is part of West Potomac Park and is surrounded by the Jefferson Memorial and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. The basin covers an area of… …   Wikipedia

  • tidal — adj. relating to, like, or affected by tides (tidal basin; tidal river). Phrases and idioms: tidal bore a large wave or bore caused by constriction of the spring tide as it enters a long narrow shallow inlet. tidal flow the regulated movement of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tidal bore — noun a large wave or bore caused by the constriction of the spring tide as it enters a long, narrow, shallow inlet …   English new terms dictionary

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