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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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A similar trend is also observed during ebb tide flow for both spring and neap tides.
Field-measured velocities and suspended sediment concentrations showed that the Richmond River estuary received a net input of suspended sediment from the Pacific Ocean during the neap tides in both dry seasons (Table 1); the net input of suspended sediment during the neap tide was more than the net loss of suspended sediment during the spring tide in both study years.
The average depth of the estuary varies from 4 to 5 m; its semidiurnal tidal amplitude for neap tide varies from 0.
Changing seasons bring about dramatic changes in the character of the estuaries, especially so as ice conditions develop during the second half of the 206-day cycle when the difference in height between Neap tide and Spring tide is increasing, the optimal time for overflow in any season.
Compared to predicted arrival times of tides using Saint John tidal data, the arrival time of the bores in these two rivers is generally earlier at spring tides than at neap tides.
In contrast to the Hebert, Maccan, and Salmon rivers, the (observed) arrival times of the bore in the Petitcodiac River at Moncton is delayed more at spring tides than at neap tides.
However a neap tide is a tide weaker than a mean or average tide.
It is also true that all tides equal to or greater than the neap tide will attain a certain common level.
Federal case, the United States Supreme Court referred to: "the mean high tide line which is neither the spring tide nor the neap tide, but the mean of all the high tides.
This was caused by a combination of high water and air temperatures coupled with lengthy exposure of cockles to the sun during neap tides.
THE site of Pwll Du was once an ancient harbour where ships were moored on small neap tides, awaiting high water to continue their journey to Carmarthen town with their cargoes.