Neap tides


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the lowest tides of the lunar month, which occur in the second and fourth quarters of the moon; - opposed to spring tides.

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The drift currents from the incoming waves transport sediments in a south westerly direction, creating the incipient barrier after breaking down the two-layered flow during the spring and neap tides (Chawla et al.
The available ocean data are both quantitative and qualitative pertaining to flood and ebb during spring and neap tides [11, 12, 14, 15].
This week they are in Fort William, waiting for the neap tides – the quieter, low tides – before they negotiate the Sound of Jura, which can be treacherous to attempt in a dangerous spring tide.
I understand that those who have done the sums have proposed an array of turbines with a power capacity of 8,000MW, and that after allowing for the 4m range of twice-a-month neap tides, those machines would generate enough energy to give a load factor of 22%.
works with the appropriate agencies to facilitate the further studies suggested by the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, and that the cocklers' experiences and observations of the cockle beds during the neap tides are considered as part of those further studies; * 5.
ALEXANDRIA: Casting their long rods, lines and bait into the Mediterranean, fisher folk are taking advantage of the season's neap tides.
We are on neap tides at the moment and there was enough space for the animal to remain there safely overnight," said coastguard Dave Millar.
During the summer neap tides, most of the channels were a little over 1 m deep during the sampling interval.
On neap tides, it will go out less far and there will be less time available for rockpooling.
Neap tides occur two days after the first and last quarter.