spring tide


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spring tide
Spring tides occur when the sun and moon are directly in line with the earth and their gravitational pulls reinforce each other.

spring tide

n.
1. A tide that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is greatest. Spring tides come twice a month, approximately at the full and new moon.
2. A great flood or rush, as of emotion.

spring tide

n
1. (Physical Geography) either of the two tides that occur at or just after new moon and full moon when the tide-generating force of the sun acts in the same direction as that of the moon, reinforcing it and causing the greatest rise and fall in tidal level. The highest spring tides (equinoctial springs) occur at the equinoxes. Compare neap tide
2. any great rush or flood

spring′ tide′


n.
the large rise and fall of the tide at or soon after the new or the full moon.
[1520–30]

spring tide

A tide in which the difference between high and low tide is the greatest. Spring tides occur when the moon is either new or full, and the sun, the moon, and the Earth are aligned. When this is the case, their collective gravitational pull on the Earth's water is strengthened. Compare neap tide. See more at tide.
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So that if these three wheels go, wealth will flow as in a spring tide.
Probably she drew too much water to cross the bar except at the top of spring tides.
A fairly high spring tide will be whipped up by strong winds and some large waves could splash over sea defences.
Guest speaker Neil Schofield, Greenhouse Supervisor for City of Hamilton, on Spring Tide.
The water off the jetty is impossible to see through because of the mud flats and the strong spring tide currents would have made it very difficult to swim back to shore, the coastguard said.
He then served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Spring Tide Networks, where he forged a reseller relationship with Lucent Technologies that culminated in the $1.
Image: Fujinuma Noboru (born 1945), Spring Tide, ca.
The "once-in-many-lifetimes" event brought together the Moon's closest approach to the Earth for 1,400 years, a near encounter between the Earth and the Sun, and a spring tide.
AFTERMATH People wade through a road flooded by a spring tide in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, yesterday
Ashe) Lawson, 97, of Spring Tide Lane, Eastham, formerly of Paxton, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after an illness.
Specifically, we examined the influence of tidal height and time since spring tide on our ability to detect Clapper Rails, Seaside Sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus), Marsh Wrens (Cistothorus palustris), Purple Gallinules (Porphyrio martinica), and Common Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus).
And in Morwenstow, Cornwall, a 20-year-old was feared drowned after he was trapped by the spring tide.