amphidromic point
a point of zero amplitude of the observed or a constituent tide

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Amphidromic point — An amphidromic point is a point within a tidal system where the tidal range is almost zero. [ 2 tidal constituent the amplitude indicated by color. The white lines are cotidal differing by 1 hr. [ Picture credit: R. Ray,… …   Wikipedia

  • amphidromic point — /am fi drom ik, am /, Oceanog. a point of almost zero tidal fluctuation on the ocean surface, represented on a chart of cotidal lines by a point from which these lines radiate. [1935 40; Gk amphídrom(os) running both ways + IC; see AMPHI , DROME] …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphidromic point — /am fi drom ik, am /, Oceanog. a point of almost zero tidal fluctuation on the ocean surface, represented on a chart of cotidal lines by a point from which these lines radiate. [1935 40; < Gk amphídrom(os) running both ways + IC; see AMPHI ,… …   Universalium

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