seiche

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seiche

 (sāsh, sēch)
n.
A wave that oscillates in lakes, bays, or gulfs from a few minutes to a few hours as a result of seismic or atmospheric disturbances.

[French dialectal, exposed lake bottom, probably from French sèche, feminine of sec, dry; see sec1.]

seiche

(seɪʃ)
n
(Physical Geography) a periodic oscillation of the surface of an enclosed or semi-enclosed body of water (lake, inland sea, bay, etc) caused by such phenomena as atmospheric pressure changes, winds, tidal currents, and earthquakes
[C19: from Swiss French, first used to describe the rise and fall of water in Lake Geneva; of obscure origin]

seiche

(seɪʃ)

n.
a random oscillation of the water of a lake, bay, etc., caused by wind or earthquake.
[1830–40; < Franco-Provençal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seiche - a wave on the surface of a lake or landlocked bay; caused by atmospheric or seismic disturbances
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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Covered by sparse desert shrub vegetation and long grasses, local slope flows played an important role at this site, including flow collisions, critical internal-wave oscillations, and seiching motions.