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LOW WATER [3 records]

Record 1 2018-02-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Oceanography
DEF

[The] state of the tide when the water level is lowest for any given tide ... cycle.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Océanographie
DEF

Situation de la mer lorsqu’elle est au plus bas niveau atteint, en un point donné, par la surface de l'eau au cours d'une période d'oscillation de la marée.

OBS

On distingue : -la basse mer inférieure, la plus basse des deux basses mers d'un jour lunaire, -la basse mer supérieure, la plus haute des deux basses mers d'un jour lunaire, -la basse mer moyenne, la moyenne des basses mers observées durant un saros.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Hidrología e hidrografía
  • Oceanografía
DEF

Estado de la marea existente cuando el nivel del agua es mínimo para un ciclo de mareas dado.

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Record 2 2014-07-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Sewers and Drainage
DEF

The flow occurring in a stream during the driest period of the year.

OBS

low water: term used in referring to water levels resulting from tides. This is not a "stream" phenomenon. According to the "Glossary of Coastal Terminology" by the Department of Ecology in the State of Washington, low water is the minimum height reached by each falling tide.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Égouts et drainage
DEF

Niveau moyen le plus bas d'un cours d'eau.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Hidrología e hidrografía
  • Alcantarillas y drenaje
DEF

Mínimo nivel alcanzado por un curso de agua o un lago.

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Record 3 1999-04-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Phraseology
  • Law of the Sea

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phraséologie
  • Droit de la mer

Spanish

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