tidal current

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Related to tidal current: tidal bore, residual current
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Noun1.tidal current - the water current caused by the tidestidal current - the water current caused by the tides
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
aegir, eager, eagre, tidal bore, bore - a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
current, stream - a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
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Maggie had no time to answer, for a new tidal current swept along the line of the houses, and drove both the boats out on to the wide water, with a force that carried them far past the meeting current of the river.
The tidal current runs to and fro in its unceasing service, crowded with memories of men and ships it had borne to the rest of home or to the battles of the sea.
If tidal currents contained that much energy, the economics would be quite stellar and entirely worthy of his final exclamation mark.
The predicted of tidal current can be more difficult by their sensitivity to bathymetry and landmasses.
However, Pakistan has yet to move in this direction, despite having various strategic locations with high tidal current velocities or strong ocean currents along its 990km coastline.
They have published tidal current tables for use by mariners since 1890.
XE), is installing a one-megawatt marine tidal current turbine off the Scottish coast through joint venture Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies.
Even before the use of electronic fish tags, it was recognized that some flatfish species selectively leave the bottom during periods of a preferred tidal current direction (De Veen, 1967; Harden Jones et al.
The major axis currents are a sensible validation metric since they dominate the calculation of the mean tidal current and [U.
Located in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough, SeaGen works in principle much like an "underwater windmill" with the rotors driven by the power of the tidal currents rather than the wind.
Tidal current technology has been around--and in use--for years in Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom.
As offshore windpower becomes a large-scale business, wave and tidal current power systems are not far behind.