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

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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. And it cometh many times to pass, that materiam superabit opus; that the work and carriage is more worth than the material, and enricheth a state more; as is notably seen in the Low-Countrymen, who have the best mines above ground, in the world.
Probably she drew too much water to cross the bar except at the top of spring tides. Therefore she went into that natural harbor to wait for a few days in preference to remaining in an open roadstead.
"The sea was at low water at the time of the incident occurring but a high spring tide was due in around midnight which would have submerged the rocks the dog was trapped under.
The bureau warned residents living along the southwestern coast of Taiwan to be aware of the possibility of flooding because of a "spring tide" -- when high tides are at their maximum -- that is expected to come in the next seven days.
I plodge across the River Tyne, at North Shields during low spring tide. Or I'm United's number nine, the wildest roller coaster ride.
But the fishkill episode last week occurred at spring tide, when the difference between high and low tide was highest, Rosario said.
Question of whether or not the tide and current could be to blame have been raised, as (http://sciencing.com/tide-corresponds-solar-eclipse-3392.html) the spring tide during an eclipse is no different than a spring tide at any other point in the year .
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It was a very high spring tide and the unwary could easily be caught out."
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. All welcome.