tidal current

tidal current
the alternating horizontal movement of water associated with the rise and fall of the tide. Often called the tide

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  • tidal current — noun the water current caused by the tides • Syn: ↑tidal flow • Hypernyms: ↑current, ↑stream • Hyponyms: ↑tidal bore, ↑bore, ↑eagre, ↑aegir …   Useful english dictionary

  • tidal current — noun The flow of water caused by the rise and fall of the tide …   Wiktionary

  • tidal current — /taɪdl ˈkʌrənt/ (say tuydl kuruhnt) noun the flow of seawater into and out of an estuary or through a strait at the ebb and flow of the tide …  

  • apogean tidal current — a tidal current of decreased speed occurring monthly as the result of the Moon being in apogee (the point in the orbit of the Moon farthest from the Earth) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • perigean tidal current — a tidal current of increased velocity occurring monthly as a result of the moon being in perigee (nearest earth) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • reversing tidal current — a tidal current that flows in opposite directions with a slack water at each reversal of direction. Usually found in rivers and straits which have restricted channels …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 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 stream — tidal current (Britain) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tidal power — Electricity produced by turbines operated by tide flow. Large amounts of power are potentially available from the tides in certain locations, such as Canada s Bay of Fundy, where the tidal range reaches more than 50 ft (15 m), but this potential… …   Universalium

  • tidal flow — noun the water current caused by the tides • Syn: ↑tidal current • Hypernyms: ↑current, ↑stream • Hyponyms: ↑tidal bore, ↑bore, ↑eagre, ↑aegir …   Useful english dictionary

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