Tidal Sentence Examples
The waters of the firth are shallow, and a tidal bore occurs periodically.
Dredging has improved the navigable channel of the river, which is tidal to this point and is lined with quays.
Constant use, increased friction (m o r e especially at high speeds), and damage to the rotator will alter an ascertained log error; head or following seas, strong winds, currents and tidal streams also FIG.
The lake is practically tideless, though true tidal pulsations amounting to 3 in.
Under ordinary conditions the sluices are raised to admit boats to pass from the half flood to half ebb, so that the river remains tidal up to Teddington, the next lock.Advertisement
In 1868 the town was nearly destroyed by an earthquake, in 1875 by fire, and again in 1877 by earthquakes, a fire and a tidal wave.
This sand has not been brought by the Hudson itself, for that river drops most of its sediment load far up stream, in its long tidal channel.
About two-thirds of the boundary line of Kent is formed by tidal water.
The main watershed follows a tortuous course which crosses the mountainous belt just north of New river in Virginia; south of this the rivers head in the Blue Ridge, cross the higher Unakas, receive important tributaries from the Great Valley, and traversing the Cumberland Plateau in spreading gorges, escape by way of the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers to the Ohio and Mississippi, and thus to the Gulf of Mexico; in the central section the rivers, rising in or beyond the Valley Ridges, flow through great gorges (water gaps) to the Great Valley, and by southeasterly courses across the Blue Ridge to tidal estuaries penetrating the coastal plain; in the northern section the water-parting lies on the inland side of the mountainous belt, the main lines of drainage running from north to south.
Tidal movement is slight.Advertisement
The channel was called the Wantsume, and its extent may be gathered from the position of the village of Fordwich near Canterbury, which had formerly a tidal harbour, and is a member of the Cinque Port of Sandwich.
Within historic times much of this marsh was covered by the sea, and the valley of the river Rother, which forms part of the boundary of Kent with Sussex, entering the sea at Rye harbour, was represented by a tidal estuary for a considerable distance inland.
Throughout this distance the waters are tidal, and the river is navigable all the year round by boats drawing 6 ft.
The town occupies a narrow beach between the sea and bluffs, and was greatly damaged by an earthquake and tidal wave in 1877.
On the East Shore to the north is a marly loam overlying a yellowish-red clay sub-soil, to the south is a soil quite stiff with light coloured clay, while here and there, especially in the middle and south, are considerable areas both of light sandy soils and tidal marsh loams. On the West Shore the soils range from a light sandy loam in the lower levels south from Baltimore to rather heavy loarns overlying a yellowish clay on the rolling uplands and on the terraces along the Potomac and Patuxent.Advertisement
The tramway was converted into a railway, and in 1865 opened for passenger traffic. In 1866 a dock (71 acres) and tidal basin (21 acres) were constructed, but since about 1902 they have fallen into disuse and the coal is diverged to other ports, chiefly Port Talbot.
The Piscataqua is a tidal estuary fed chiefly by the Salmon Falls, Lamprey and Exeter rivers.
The extensive Alexandra tidal basin, on the north side of the Liffey, admits vessels of similar capacity.
He also reduced the solar parallax to 14" (less than a quarter of Kepler's estimate), corrected the sun's semi-diameter to 15' 45", recommended decimal notation, and was the first to make tidal observations.
Where drift deposits border the sea, the shore line has been cut back or built forward in beaches of submature expression, often enclosing extensive tidal marshes; but the great part of the shore line is rocky, and there the change from initial pattern due to submergence is as yet small.Advertisement
This arrangement has been provided at several weirs on the Thames, to afford control of the flood discharge, and reduce the extent of the inundations; the largest of these composite weirs on that river is at the tidal limit at Teddington, where the two central bays, with a total length of 2421 ft., are closed by thirty-five draw-doors sliding between iron frames supporting a foot-bridge, from which the doors are raised by a winch.'
The great earthquake of 1868, followed by a tidal wave, nearly destroyed the town and shipping.
The greatest tidal rise is 13 ft.
The warping which is practised in England is almost exclusively confined to the overflowing of level ground within tide mark, and is conducted mostly within the districts commanded by estuaries or tidal rivers.
But while the wisdom of one age thus succeeded in restricting within bounds the tidal water of the river, it was left to the greater wisdom of a succeeding age to improve upon' this arrangement by admitting these muddy waters to lay a fresh coat of rich silt on the exhausted soils.Advertisement
It is essentially an inhabitant of tidal waters and estuaries, and often goes out to sea; hence its wide distribution, from the whole coast of Bengal to southern China, to the northern coasts of Australia and even to the Fiji islands.
In tidal seas a " jas " (or storage reservoir) is constructed alongside, similarly rendered impervious, in which the water is allowed to settle and concentrate to a certain extent.
In tidal seas they range from the limits of high water to some distance beyond the low-water line.
The Tyne dock has a water-area of 50 acres, the tidal basin of 10 acres, and the quays and yards about 300 acres.
The tidal harbour is enclosed by stone breakwaters, and large vessels enter and load frozen meat direct from the refrigerator cars.
One necessary effect of the tidal retardation of the earth's rotation is gradually to increase this length.
These rivers approach each other at their mouths, and form a vast network of tidal channels, creeks and islands.
The surface is diversified by vales, meadows, sand-dunes and tidal marshes.
In such a system the tidal forces must be very great, and under their influence the stars will not be spherical, but will be elongated in the direction of the line joining their centres.
When the orbits are eccentric, the tidal disturbance varying with the distance between the two components will probably cause changes in their absolute brilliancy; the variation due to change in the aspect of the system presented to us may thus be supplemented by a real intrinsic variation, both, however, being regulated by the orbital motion.
Tidal action also accounts for the progressively increasing eccentricities of the orbits, already referred to.
The east coast of Korea is steep and rock-bound, with deep water and a tidal rise and fall of 1 to 2 ft.
The west coast is often low and shelving, and abounds in mud-banks, and the tidal rise and fall is from 20 to 36 ft.
These included a tidal basin and, opening out of it, a deep dock and two locks, in themselves serving as large docks, which lead to three basins and four docks.
An entrance was also formed between the new tidal basin and the steam basin of 1848, and large additions were made to the wharfage accommodation as well as to the storehouses and factories.
Under the influence of the intermittent trade-winds Lake Nicaragua rises and falls regularly, whence the popular notion that it was a tidal lake.
Evidences of shallow water conditions arc abundant; very frequently on the bedding surfaces of sandstones and other rocks we find cracks made by the sun's heat and pittings caused by the showers that fell from the Cambrian sky, and these records of the weather of this remote period are preserved as sharply and clearly as those made only to-day on our tidal reaches.
It is only when we come to consider such delicate questions as the influence of tidal friction that other standards become necessary.
In the Gulfs of Suez and Akaba, almost the only part of the Red Sea in which tidal phenomena are well developed, a sharply defined tidal circulation is found.
When the earthquake occurs on the coast, or beneath the sea in its vicinity, tidal waves are sometimes formed, which cause even greater damage than the earthquake itself.
Arica has been three times destroyed by tidal waves, and other small towns of the north Chilean coast have suffered similar disasters.
Coquimbo was swept by a tidal wave in 1849, and Concepcion and Talcahuano were similarly destroyed in 1835.
The great earthquake which partially destroyed Valparaiso in 1906, however, was not followed by a tidal wave.
The common quay was on the west bank; all ships coming in had to lie in the river bed or in a natural tidal basin known as Fabian's Bay, on the east.
A canal connecting the tidal part of the river Neath with the mouth of the Tawb, made in 1789, was in 1824 connected with the Vale of Neath canal by means of an aqueduct across the Neath river, when also a small dock, Port Tennant (so named after its owner) or Salthouse Dock, was made near the east pier, and this continued to be used till 1880.
About one-eighth of the area consists of tidal marsh, lying chiefly between the long sandy ridges or barrier beaches of the Atlantic coast and the mainland.
The waters between these beaches and the mainland are gradually filling with sediment and changing into tidal marsh.
These exist for the purpose of regulating drainage, and providing defence against water in fen lands or lands subject to floods from rivers or tidal waters.
The river is tidal and navigable for vessels of not more than 1 50 tons.
In the face of great natural catastrophes, such as river inundations, famines, tidal waves and cyclones of the lower provinces of Bengal, the religious instinct works with a vitality unknown in European countries.
Other rivers of minor importance are the Barisal, Bishkhali, Nihalganj, Khairabad, Ghagar, Kumar, &c. All the rivers in the district are subject to tidal action from the Meghna on the north, and from the Bay of Bengal on the south, and nearly all of them are navigable at high tide by country boats of all sizes.
A very strong "bore" or tidal wave runs up the estuary of the Meghna at spring tides, and a singular sound like thunder, known as the "Barisal guns," is often heard far out at sea about the time it is coming in.
In 1675 he initiated the works for draining the foul tidal swamps; and, failing the consent of the Company to the erection of a regular hospital, he turned the law court into an infirmary.
The town is built upon one broad main canal, where the tidal current runs with great force, and upon several smaller ones.
As a "marine painter"- more properly as a painter of subjects in which water must have some part, and as curiously expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea, and as the painter too of the green banks of tidal rivers and of the long-stretched beach, with crinolined Parisienne noted as ably as the sailor-folk - Boudin stands alone.
On the coast, Coos Bay, a tidal estuary, is the principal harbour between the mouth of the Columbia and San Francisco; it admits vessels drawing 14 to 16 ft.
Here the tidal phenomenon called the bore, or Pororoca, occurs, where the soundings are not over 4 fathoms. It commences with a roar, constantly increasing, and advances at the rate of from 10 to 5 m.
But the drainage is good; about 150 streams empty into the Caribbean and some 325 into the Pacific. In the eastern part are three complicated drainage systems of rivers very largely tidal.
In the 16th century the Spanish explorer Orellana asserted that he had come into conflict with fighting women in South America on the river Maranon, which was named after them the Amazon or river of the Amazons, although others derive its name from the Indian amassona (boat-destroyer), applied to the tidal phenomenon known as the " bore."
In 1856 William Ferrel showed that the action of the moon on the ocean tidal waves would result in a retardation of the earth's rotation, a result, at first unnoticed, which was independently reached a few years later by Delaunay.
The amount of retardation does not admit of accurate computation, owing to the uncertainty both as to the amount of the oceanic friction from which it arises and of the exact height and form of the tidal wave, the action of the moon on which produces the effect.
This is only 2.4" larger than the theoretical value, and it seems difficult to suppose that the effect of the tidal retardation can be as small as this.
The sea pierces the islands in deep fjords, or separates them by narrow inlets through which tidal currents set with great violence, at speeds up to seven or eight knots an hour; and, as communications are maintained almost wholly by boat, the natives have need of expert watermanship. There are several lakes in which trout are abundant, and char also occur; the largest is Sdrvaag Lake in Vaagd, which is close to the sea, and discharges into it by a sheer fall of about 160 ft.
Two jetties enclose a channel leading into the river, which forms a tidal basin with a depth at neap-tides of 24 ft.
There is also a tidal basin opening off the entrance channel.
The Barrow Navigation connects a branch of the Grand canal with the tidal part of the river Barrow.
Except the tract lying between the Pegu Yomas on the east and the Hlaing river, the country is intersected by numerous tidal creeks, many navigable by large boats and some by steamers.
The Fens (q.v.), the soil of which has been formed partly by tidal action and partly by the decay of forests, occupy the Isle of Axholme on the north-west, the vale of Ancholme on the north, and most of the country south-east of Lincoln.
The low lands adjoining the tidal reaches of the Trent and Humber, and part of those around the Wash have been raised above the natural level and enriched by the process of warping, which consists in letting the tide run over the land, and retaining it there a sufficient time to permit the deposit of the sand and mud held in solution by the waters.
A good sandy loam is common in the Heath division; a sandy loam with chalk, or a flinty loam on chalk marl, abounds on portions of the Wolds; an argillaceous sand, merging into rich loam, lies on other portions of the Wolds; a black loam and a rich vegetable mould cover most of the Isle of Axholme on the north-west; a well-reclaimed marine marsh, a rich brown loam, and a stiff cold clay variously occupy the low tracts along the Humber, and between the north Wolds and the sea; a peat earth, a deep sandy loam, and a rich soapy blue clay occupy most of the east and south Fens; and an artificial soil, obtained by "warping," occupies considerable low strips of land along the tidal reaches of the rivers.
Earthquakes of great violence were recorded in 1847 and 1881 (with tidal wave), and mild shocks were experienced in December 1899.
Thomson's tide gauge, tidal harmonic analyser and tide predicter are famous, and among his work in the interest of navigation must be mentioned his tables for the simplification of Sumner's method for determining the position of a ship at sea.
Little net accretion was observed for tidal water levels in excess of 5m at the lower bank site.
Maximum tidal amplitudes are found at the head of the basin where reflection occurs.
Whether tidal difficulties were the cause or not it seems apparent that the trouble did not become really acute till the 14th century.
A 10-mile tidal barrage has been proposed for the Severn estuary from the west of Cardiff to Somerset.
Tidal conditions were recorded for the complete year using a boulder-filled wooden barrel with half an oar attached, suitably calibrated.
There is a tidal basin, dedicated to residential barges / boats with electric hook up & water.
They are postulated to be most likely produced in the process of tidal disruption of stars by central massive black holes in galaxies.
In addition a proposal to build a boardwalk across the front of the site's tidal foreshore has received outline planning permission.
The club is named after the famous tidal bore on the River Trent.
From Berwick the trail meanders along beaches of golden sand to the tidal causeway linking Holy Island with the mainland.
The reason for the stranding is not known but the topography of the bay and the large tidal range were probably contributory.
Pill A tidal creek with a soft mud bottom.
Deposition occurs where the two opposing forces are evenly balanced forming the ebb tidal delta.
The area is swept by strong tidal currents making this site a slack water dive.
Tides have a vital role to play in the formation of embryo dunes, by depositing tidal litter.
Estuary - The mouth of a river where it broadens into the sea and within which there is tidal ebb and flow.
The Shambles is within the area of an anticlockwise tidal eddy east of the headland.
Sedimentation was slow for the coastline was still deeply embayed and the wide tidal estuaries of Roman times survived into Norman times.
The fact that tidal forces are heating up part of the moon Enceladus was remarkable enough.
H ere, we offer the following Ten Commitments, which distil the essence of the value base of the Tidal Model.
The Hayle River runs through its tidal estuary to the sea.
Killough Bay and Strand Lough ASSI is coastal site with linked tidal lough, swamp, fen and wet meadows.
Andrew Goddard's oil paintings are of the tidal mud flats of the river Yar in the Isle of Wight.
It is very fleshy, the stem of the plant retaining water to enable it to live within the tidal area.
Assist with the clean up of the beach by removing inter tidal flotsam.
These next shots demonstrate the severe power of the tidal flows on the Severn Estuary!
Upstream of the tidal weir, river flow has the greatest impact on flooding.
It is simply too frigid at this distance for Triton to hold onto an atmosphere, despite tidal warming by Neptune.
The offshore test area is arranged to allow several different designs of wave and tidal generator to be tested.
Second course Circles crash through the tidal wave of monster post grunge rock that is Why.
These include local wave climate; sources of sediment feed and the role of coastline orientation in creating an anticlockwise tidal gyre.
The government currently has no plans to replace existing nuclear generation capacity, nor for large-scale hydro or tidal power schemes.
Across the southern tidal inlet on the land now occupied by part of Monkton, was a larger earthwork.
A large tidal range allows a visual inspection of a significant part of the harbor at low spring tides.
Throughout much of the region tidal mixing is sufficiently intense to ensure that the water column remains well mixed throughout the year.
The Tidal Model promotes nurses ' self-confidence, fosters interaction, and increases inter-disciplinary team work.
I heard stories of surfing a double sea kayak in a tidal race.
Developers at tidal Electric, involved in the concept of tidal lagoons, have met Timms, who is positive about the idea.
Landscape Key Characteristics Farmed ridges enclosing a lough with tidal mudflats.
The most important are those associated with tidal oscillations along continental margins.
The left side of the beat paid heavily due to the tidal situation and a left hand shift coming into the windward mark.
Originally Bath and King's Saltern Roads were lanes passing along the edge of the river or tidal marsh.
In Roman times it was a tidal salt marsh becoming meadowland in the middle ages, gradually extending in area as the Dee silted.
They work by constructing a rubble mound structure to temporarily trap tidal flows.
Harbor Depths The harbor is tidal with a sandy bottom although movement during low water neaps is no problem for the shallow drafted boat.
Each place which has tidal predictions done for it (eg Dover, Milford Haven etc) has its own local chart datum.
Property in the South West that has a view over the sea, estuaries and tidal rivers is in great demand.
Maximum wave run-up is reported at 104 feet above normal tidal levels.
Here we find a variety of habitats including salt marsh, Acadian and red spruce forest and tidal mudflats.
A further source might have been wave and tidal scour of the eroding margins of Spartina marshes.
Tidal heights, especially secondary ports, and tidal streams are a major topic.
Disruption of a normal flow regime The major example if the tidal sluice at Cley next the Sea.
We used the southern branch of the tidal stream to carry us into the eastern sections of the Gulf.
In times of tidal surges, the gates are shut to keep the water out of the estuary.
The sea is not tidal, has less salt and is warmer than the Med.
Whilst likely to be of considerable interest to offshore boaters and coastal interests, there are also likely to implications for inland tidal waters.
It's pretty tidal tho, so certain times for sea fishing are more favorable.
Within the Flow itself, there is little tidal current compared to the waters outside.
The deep river valleys may have silted up, leaving shallow, probably tidal, freshwater river valleys.
In the lower parts of the gorge (South of Bigsweir) the river becomes tidal.
Clinical observation can be usefully supplemented by pulse oximetry, blood pressure measurement, ECG and end tidal CO 2 monitoring when available.
News began to filter through and we heard that an earthquake in Sumatra had caused a tidal wave.
With Aids in Africa, you can't see the tidal wave of despair.
Showing the massive explosion and the massive tidal waves that followed.
There are calls to combine tidal and wind power and install tidal stream turbines on the bases of offshore wind turbines.
All best wishes for health, happiness, and many lovely walks in many beautiful parks along many tidal and non-tidal waterways.
Its coastline includes some important seabirds cliffs, as well as tidal estuaries which are highly attractive to wintering and migrating wildfowl and waders.
Further diversity is due to the presence of sheltered gullies and tunnels where the community zonation is influenced by tidal flows.
The area of the original Boston was only 783 acres, but by the filling in of tidal flats (since 1804) this was increased to 1829 acres; while the larger corporate Boston of the present day - including the annexed territories of South Boston (1804), Roxbury (1868), Charlestown, Dorchester, Brighton and West Roxbury (1874) - comprehends almost 43 sq.
In this latter passage Lord Coke records how, notwithstanding an agreement asserted to have been made in 1575 between the justices of the King's Bench and the judge of the admiralty, the judges of the common law courts successfully maintained their right to prohibit suits in admiralty upon contracts made on shore, or within havens, or creeks, or tidal rivers, if the waters were within the body of any county, wheresoever such contracts were broken, for torts committed within the body of a county, whether on land or water, and for contracts made in parts beyond the seas.
The triangular peninsula lying between these two great tidal rivers is called Entre-deux-mers ("between two seas") and is famous for its wines.
The surface is diversified by drumlins, vales, meadows, sand-dunes and tidal marshes.
This physical stratification is the primary requisite for the development of algal blooms in the Tidal Lagan, as nutrients are rarely limiting.
Tsunami wave run-up was as high as 170 feet above normal tidal levels.
The Fleet is a 16 mile long tidal saltwater lagoon that is only open the sea at its eastern end.
The Sound of Arisaig cSAC also includes tidal rapids (under the category ' shallow sandbanks covered by water ').
Above the lock into the tidal basin is a vast basin used by many seagoing pleasure craft.
Collision Regulations lights, Navigational Buoys, Fog signals and Tidal Navigation are all taught by the combination of the three seamanship programs.
This must continue to include responsibility for the regulation and licensing of the commercial fishery for salmon and sea trout in tidal waters.
In the case of Messina the horror of the situation was heightened by a tidal wave.
It is usual to distinguish between the general coast-line measured from point to point of the headlands disregarding the smaller bays, and the detailed coast-line which takes account of every inflection shown by the map employed, and follows up river entrances to the point where tidal action ceases.
The tidal harbour, which is owned by a company, is enclosed by two piers and a breakwater, the area being about 30 acres, and the quayage 1400 yds.
On the 16th of March 1889 the heavy tidal waves created havoc in the harbour of Apia.
There are two large fish-docks, and, for general traffic, the Royal dock, communicating with the Humber through a tidal basin, the small Union dock, and the extensive Alexandra dock, together with graving docks, timber yards, a patent slip, &c. These docks have an area of about 104 acres, but were found insufficient for the growing traffic of the port, and in 1906 the construction of a large new dock, of about 40 acres' area and 30 to 35 ft.
The harbour, which embraces two tidal basins and six docks aggregating 832 acres, in addition to timber docks of S7 acres, covers altogether 350 acres.
The tidal action of the gulf is so slight and the marshes are so low that perfect drainage cannot be obtained through tide gates, which must therefore be supplemented by pumping machinery when rains are heavy or landward winds long prevail.
The Isle of Pines in its northern part is hilly and wooded; in its southern part, very low, level and rather barren; a tidal swamp almost cuts the island in two.
About the time of the maxima there must be a longer tidal range (that is, a greater rise and fall than the average); the difference between neap tides and spring tides will also be increased, and as results of these conditions there must be great tidal floods breaking over lowlying coasts and producing extensive denudation.
Many of the houses are within tidal limits and furnished with quays and jetties.
The timber trees found towards the interior, and on the higher elevations, are of great size and beauty, the most valuable being teak (Tectona grandis), then-gan (Hopea odorata), ka-gnyeng (Dipterocarpus laevis), &c. The coast-line of the district, off which lies an archipelago of two hundred and seven islands, is much broken, and for several miles inland is very little raised above sea-level, and is drained by numerous muddy tidal creeks.
Both branches terminate in a broad tidal lake immediately above Lisbon.
The phenomenon of the tidal bore is sometimes seen on the Humber.
In Acapulco a tidal wave followed the shock.
The tidal currents, or races, or roost (as some of them are called locally, from the Icelandic) off many of the isles run with enormous velocity, and whirlpools are of frequent occurrence, and strong enough at times to prove a source of danger to small craft.
In 1901 there were 150 persons to each square mile, and 4.3 acres (excluding inland waters, tidal rivers and foreshore) to each person.
Such knowledge floods the soul unseen with a soundless tidal wave of deepening thought.
Improving the efficiency of the lower river system, particularly in the tidal reaches, by removing silt deposition regularly.
With the flood slackening off in the tidal River Dee we get ready to go.
It has been proven that ocean induced tidal telluric fields can be observed even far from the coast.
Very tidal, slack water only and in exposed position so calm conditions needed.
It 's pretty tidal tho, so certain times for sea fishing are more favorable.
The tidal wave of violence in Gotham proves to be the work of someone the Batman trusted.
Birth certificate a refit to tidal creeks or you will enjoy.
Tidal Lagoons The world 's first tidal lagoon is being proposed for Swansea Bay.
With Aids in Africa, you ca n't see the tidal wave of despair.
Whilst on their wintering grounds in coastal British Columbia, the birds mainly eat roots and tubers of emergent plants on tidal flats.
The precise location of the initial stage of development of the Ness Pole must be linked to where tidal current velocities start to diminish.
Immediately fringing the tidal zone there may be sediments that have remained waterlogged since deposition and are classified as raw gley soils.
Types of renewable energy include hydropower, geothermal energy, wind energy, solar energy, biomass, tidal energy, and hydrogen energy.
Tidal power is captured using turbines driven by the rise and fall of the tides or by the movement of tidal flows.
Tidal power - This type of power is generated by the tides of oceans and seas.
This includes such resources as biomass, fuel cells, hydro, solar, wind, tidal waves and thermal forms of harnessing the earth's natural elements.
Even more astounding is the fact that the turn of the century tidal wave of new technology made it possible for scrappers to reap the benefits of free materials.
In turn, this makes ticket prices high, but savvy park guests can find Sea World discounts that allow them to enjoy all these parks have to offer without drowning under a tidal wave of dollar signs.
Tide Pools - Shallow tide pools ebb and flow with water depicting the tidal action.
Will we be plagued with volcanoes becoming active, earthquakes shaking the globe and tidal waves flooding the planet, or will it be a spiritual transition?
The mainland in the north and east is highly mountainous and forest-clad, and the lower portion is cut up into numerous islands by a network of tidal creeks.
The district is a deltaic tract, bordering south on the sea and traversed by many tidal creeks.
The chemical characters of the well-waters, the irregular distribution of the water-pressure, the distribution of the underground thermal gradients, and the occurrence in some of the wells of a tidal rise and fall of a varying period, are facts which are not explained on the simple hydrostatic theory.
The shores are covered with coral; earthquakes and tidal waves are frequent, the latter not taking the form of bores, but of a sudden steady rise and equally sudden fall in the level of the sea; the climate is rather tropical than temperate, but sickness is almost unknown among the residents.
The coasts of the Andamans are deeply indented, giving existence to a number of safe harbours and tidal creeks, which are often surrounded by mangrove swamps.
Desis lives invariably between tide-marks upon the rocks and coral reefs, and may be found at low tide either crawling about upon them or swimming in tidal pools and feeding upon small fish or crustaceans.
The present city is half a mile north of the site of the old town, which was destroyed by an earthquake and tidal wave in 1746.
There is evidence that, towards the close of the mediaeval period, great storms and tidal inundations occurred on the shores of the North Sea and Baltic, and in the course of these floods, culminating in 1297, the Zuider Zee was formed from a lake that existed in its neighbourhood, by the breaking down of dykes.
On the surface, where the sand is bathed by the tidal water, the ferrous sulphide becomes oxidized and the sand is bleached, but underneath it is dense black or grey, as the case may be.
The low ground between the slight hills flanking the Thames valley, and therefore mainly south of the present river, was originally occupied by a shallow lagoon of estuarine character, tidal, and interspersed with marshy tracts and certain islets of relatively firm land.
The warp consists of fine muddy sediment which is suspended in the tidal river water and appears to be derived from material scoured from the bed of the Humber by the action of the tide and a certain amount of sediment brought down by the tributary streams which join the Humber some distance from its mouth.
The estuary or bay is funnel-shaped, and its configuration produces at spring tides a " bore " or tidal wave, which at its maximum reaches a height of 15 to 20 ft.
The western part, called Ballybot, is connected with the eastern part, or old town, by four bridges over the canal and four over the tidal water.
It is situated on the right bank of the Seine, the tidal wave of which (mascaret) can be well seen at this point.
Apparent proof has been obtained that the shocks occurring in the Pacific districts originate at the bottom of the sea the Tuscarora Deep is supposed to be the centre of seismic activity and they are accompanied in most cases by tidal waves.
It is a vast plain, intersected by tidal creeks and subject to inundation at high spring tides.
Finally, the name of Tidal, king of Goiim, may be identical with a certain Tudhulu the son of Gazza, a warrior, but apparently not a king, who is mentioned in a Babylonian inscription, and Goiim may stand for Gutim, the Guti being a people who lived to the east of Kurdistan.
This family of Hemiptera (the Hydrometridae) and the Saldidae contain several insects that are marine, haunting the tidal margin.
They are connected with the ocean by narrow straits, the salinity of the water contained in them differs in a marked degree from that of the ocean, and the tidal waves are of small amplitude.
Hence their tidal conditions are quite oceanic, though their salinity is usually rather lower than that of ocean water.
Waves and tidal currents produce their full effects in that region, and in high latitudes the effect of transport of materials by ice is very important; while in the warm water of the tropics the reefbuilding animals and plants (corals and calcareous algae) carry on their work most effectively there.
A closer investigation of the numerous long, narrow banks which lie off the Flemish coast and the Thames estuary shows that they are composed of fragments of rock abraded and transported by tidal currents and storms in the same way that the chalk and limestone worn off from the eastern continuation of the island of Heligoland during the last two centuries has been reduced to the coarse gravel of the off-lying Dune.
Shore Deposits are the product of the waste of the land arranged and bedded by the action of currents or tidal streams. On the rocky coast of high latitudes blocks of stone detached by frost fall on the beach and becoming embedded in ice during winter are often drifted out to sea and so carry the shore deposits to some distance from the land.
Similar effects are produced in narrow waters by the action of tidal currents, and the influence of a steady wind blowing onor off-shore has a powerful effect in mixing the water.
It consists of two parts, an outer and tidal harbour 171 acres in extent, and an inner basin 15 acres in extent, with a depth on sill at ordinary spring tide of 25 ft.
Elsewhere local surface currents are developed, either drifts due to the direct action of the winds, or streams produced by wind action heaping water up against the land; but these nowhere rise to the dignity of a distinct current system, although they are often sufficient to obliterate the feeble tidal action characteristic of the Mediterranean.
The tidal wave of the Southern Ocean, which sweeps uninterruptedly round the globe from east to west, generates a secondary wave between Africa and South America, which travels north at a rate dependent only on the depth of the ocean.
The - - study of tidal strain in the earth's crust by Sir George Darwin has led that physicist to indicate the possibility of the triangular form and southerly direction of the continents being a result of the differential or tidal attraction of the sun and moon.
Many thousands of acres of low-lying peaty and sandy land adjoining the tidal rivers which flow into the Humber have been improved by a process termed " warping."
Carmen poured grain into the feeders and the smell of oats and honey brought a tidal wave of goats into the barn.
Detective Hunter advised the Sentinel by phone that tidal conditions on the Chesapeake might make retrieving a body difficult.
Here, without actually standing on the sea-beach of the northern shore, they met the tidal waters of the sea.