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neap

1. of, relating to, or constituting a neap tide
2. short for neap tide

NEAP

abbrev. for Near-Earth Asteroid Prospector. A NASA mission to (4660) Nereus planned for launch between 2007 and 2010.
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The USEPA spreadsheet [27] is used to calculate the initial dilution during spring and neap tides for both sites.
During neap tides the tidal range is relatively small, so little water washes the banks in the wetlands.
For example, Pugh discusses the "age of the tide", the lag of spring and neap tides behind full and new moon at which the solar and lunar tidal forces combine.
Suspended sediment transects in the estuary were carried out along the salinity gradient during inflowing and outflowing water for spring and neap tides in dry and wet seasons during the 2-year study period (1994-96).
High turbulence levels related with spring tides break floes enhancing sediment advection, while during neap tides turbulence levels are lower and contribute to the formation of flocs with higher settling velocities.
There is a similar lag in the timing of neap tides.
Of the area-faithful birds, 11 foraged at Glacier Island, six foraged at Tatitlek Narrows, five foraged at Reef Island, one foraged at Valdez, and one foraged at Tatitlek Narrows during spring tides and Reef Island during neap tides (Figs.
The water table is further seaward on the beach during spring tides than during neap tides.
Variation in the tides from springs to neaps is well known; a conventional explanation is that large, spring, tides occur at full or new moon, when the moon and sun are aligned and pulling together, and small neap tides occur at the moon's quarters, when the moon and sun pull at right angles.