ebb tide


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ebb tide

[′eb ‚tīd]
(oceanography)
The portion of the tide cycle between high water and the following low water. Also known as falling tide.
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In the gullies known as "The Horse" these are best fished on a slightly larger ebb tide and fish well with a very slight swell, creating white water in the surrounding area.
The Ebb Tide THE most powerful of three collaborations between Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, The Ebb Tide prefigures Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, said: "The row was completed an hour earlier than expected thanks to a fast-flowing ebb tide, and this was a great opportunity for four of our volunteer crew members to get a taste of what it was like to crew a lifeboat a century ago.
A spokesman said: "It is fortunate the group's plight was spotted from ashore; they appeared to be carrying no means of calling for help, and with time could well have drifted with the ebb tide into the much livelier sea conditions outside the bay.
Ton Fijen, technical director of Tidal Lagoon Power, said after running a tender process with worldleading turbine manufacturers they have "iterated" a turbine that delivers 93% efficiency on the ebb tide and 81% efficiency on the flood tide.
If the wetlands were functioning properly, bacterial counts would be reduced during ebb tide and that there would be a significant difference between the ebb and flow tide samples, however they were nearly identical.
But contrary to predictions it came ashore on an ebb tide, limiting flooding and reducing the risk of a storm surge inundating seafront properties.
Sunrise, ebb tide, half an inch of water covering Tennean Beach's
The problem with this ebb tide is that when you're behind you're locked out.
The report also said that one of the main factors contributed to the slide in the trade value was considered to be the ebb tide in Japan's exports to the UAE during the period under review, following the surge in exports during the previous year after the resumption of production and exports from the tsunami affected areas of North Japan.
Hurwitz said that the ebb tide had threatened to push the swimmers off course but the swimmers made it through as after jumping in, the divers made a commitment to themselves that they will have to pass through the waters.
Doris Corti, 84, from Lindley had her poems, Ebb Tide and Slapton Sands, included in an anthology Running Before The Wind by Keighley-based Grey Hen Press.