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MINIMUM TIDE [1 record]

Record 1 2015-04-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
DEF

Tide of decreased range which occurs about every two weeks when the moon is in quadrature.

OBS

quadrature: The position in the phase cycle when the two principal tide producing bodies (moon and sun) are nearly at a right angle to the earth; the moon is then in quadrature in its first quarter or last quarter.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
DEF

Marée d'amplitude la plus faible se produisant deux fois par mois lorsque la Lune est en quadrature.

CONT

Les amplitudes de la marée ne sont pas identiques dans le temps; elles varient constamment en rapport avec les positions respectives de la Lune et du Soleil. Ainsi, les amplitudes sont maximums immédiatement après la pleine et la nouvelle lune (marées de vives-eaux) et minimums à la suite des premiers et derniers quartiers (marées de mortes-eaux).

Spanish

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

Marea de pequeña amplitud que se produce dos veces al mes, cuando la Luna está en cuadratura de fase.

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