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undertow

1. the seaward undercurrent following the breaking of a wave on the beach
2. any strong undercurrent flowing in a different direction from the surface current

undertow

[′ən·dər‚tō]
(oceanography)
A subsurface seaward movement by gravity flow of water carried up on a sloping beach by waves or breakers.
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Formulation of the Undertow Using Linear Wave Theory," a new paper in the journal Physics of Fluids, clears up some of the controversy in undertow modeling, so planners can assess erosion threats faster and more accurately.
Researchers have studied undertow for more than 40 years, and have developed very accurate models of its behavior.
Another weak force is advection, which occurs as the undertow is sucked into the larger current created by the waves.
The undertow in today's real estate market is in the Tractable-Homeless Capital.
The undertow (THC) current must reach the surface, allowing investors to make rational investments.
She's going to him, the handsome young man who wants her, whose wanting was like an undertow at the dinner table, thunder in the water, threat in the air--
But investors beware: there is a real estate undertow which may have an impact on current markets.
UnderTow Software will use GDT's Dynamap(R)/Transportation as the map foundation for its Precision Mapping line of electronic consumer retail products that provide street-level mapping, trip planning, and importable street-level maps for use in high-end graphic design packages.
GDT's attention to detail means that UnderTow Software users will get the most up-to-date and comprehensive map information available," said Steve Peskaitis, President of UnderTow Software, Inc.
GDT is pleased to provide the map foundation for UnderTow Software," said Dana Fenner, Location-Based Services Market Director for GDT.