tidal bore


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tidal bore

n.
A series of waves that propagate upstream in a narrowing estuary as the flood tide surges into the river mouth.
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tidal bore

n
(Physical Geography) another term for bore3
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Noun1.tidal bore - a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)tidal bore - a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
tidal current, tidal flow - the water current caused by the tides
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In another moment a huge wave, like a muddy tidal bore but almost scaldingly hot, came sweeping round the bend upstream.
Water flow Dr Kissling took this picture of a 20-foot tidal bore in the River Nith at Glencaple in 1958.
As well as featuring 70ft tides in the Bay of Fundy, Canada, and the world's strongest tide in Norway, there's also a look at the world's largest tidal bore in Hangzhou Bay, China: known as the "Silver Dragon", it travels at 20mph and is said to be "like a tsunami coming up river".
The walks all start from the coastal village of Arnside, a picturesque place on the banks of the River Kent, which has a tidal bore that brings its own excitement.
As well as eating, there are adventure sports to be tried, extraordinary natural phenomenon to watch (such as the tidal bore wave in the Bay of Fundy), and wildlife to be spotted everywhere, from whales and bald eagles to tiny crabs and sea anemones.
Cadets got to experience riding the tidal bore and shooting the rapids in Zodiacs as the tide rushes up Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie River, past eagle nests, Acadian dykelands, a cantilever bridge, and geological formations.
The tidal bore on the east coast continues to experience problems, no deep-rock geothermal has yet been commissioned in Canada, and the country's first concentrated solar facility will start soon in Alberta.
"There's something very magical and scary about the tidal bore when it comes in.
On the Severn in Gloucestershire, surfers rode a maximum level-5 tidal bore on Saturday.
In the upper bay, the incoming water creates a tidal bore: a low, moving wave that goes upstream against the current in tidal rivers-and is fun to ride in a kayak or raft!