Science / Tides and Currents / Tidal Current: A horizontal movement of the water caused by gravitational interactions between the Sun, Moon, and Earth. The horizontal component of the particulate motion of a tidal wave. Part of the same general movement of the sea that is manifested in the vertical rise and fall called tide. The United States equivalent of the British tidal stream. See tidal wave, tide, and current.
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Current Adjective Synonyms: contemporary, ongoing, present, contemporaneous, simultaneous, coeval
Current Noun Synonyms: course, progress, tendency, tenor, drift, trend, inclination, mainstream
Science / Tides and Currents / Tidal Current Chart Diagrams: A series of monthly diagrams to be used with the Tidal Current Charts. Each diagram contains lines that indicate the specific tidal current chart to use for a given date and time, and the speed factor MORE
Science / Tides and Currents / Subordinate Current Station: (1) A current station from which a relatively short series of observations is reduced by comparison with simultaneous observations from a control current station. See current station, control current MORE