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rip current

[′rip ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
The return flow of water piled up on shore by incoming waves and wind.
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* If caught in a rip current, the most important thing to do is stay calm.
A COVENTRY man died after getting caught in a rip current during a holiday in Cornwall, a coroner has said.
EDT, four of the children got stuck in a strong rip current and started screaming.
The RNLI says if you are stuck in a rip current you should float on your back until you can swim back or call for help.
A rip current is a strong, localised, and narrow current of water which moves directly away from the shore.
Demetriades said that the breakwaters at the area in question should have been already in place, but that their construction was proven difficult due to the rip currents but also because any works made had to also take into account environmental concerns.
Vos [6] first noted observations of the developmental stages of a transient rip current on the Western coast of Australia.
The scientists went to Perranporth Beach in Cornwall, England, which is known for its dangerous rip currents, and set up video cameras of the shoreline to monitor the breaking waves.
As he explained: "Rip currents are incredibly common on beaches where you have a combination of both waves and tides.
The fire department said the rip currents off Ocean Beach could be very strong even in shallow water.
Moulton, a graduate student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, was part of an unprecedented field experiment looking at why, where, and how rip currents form.
MIAMI, Florida, Sha'ban 14, 1436, Jun 1, 2015, SPA-- Hurricane Andres strengthened Monday far out over the eastern Pacific Ocean and is generating swells likely to cause dangerous surf and rip currents on parts of the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.