Science / Tides and Currents / Hydraulic Current: A current in a channel caused by a difference in the surface elevation at the two ends. Such a current may be expected in a strait connecting two bodies of water in which the tides differ in time or range. The current in the East River, New York, connecting Long Island Sound and New York Harbor, is an example.
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Current Noun Synonyms: course, progress, tendency, tenor, drift, trend, inclination, mainstream
Current Adjective Synonyms: contemporary, ongoing, present, contemporaneous, simultaneous, coeval
Science / Tides and Currents / Monsoon Current (Southwest Monsoon Current): An Indian Ocean current setting in a generally eastward to southeastward direction off India and Ceylon. It replaces the North Equatorial Current, reversed by wind stress of the south-west monsoons, i MORE
Science / Tides and Currents / Neap Tides Or Tidal Currents: Tides of decreased range or tidal currents of decreased speed occurring semimonthly as the result of the Moon being in quadrature. The neap range (Np) of the tide is the average range occurring at the MORE