maximum ebb

maximum ebb

[′mak·sə·məm ′eb]
(oceanography)
The greatest speed of an ebb current.
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The maximum ebb current are registered along different sectors the main estuarine channel where the maximum current is about 1.5 m/s (Table 5).
Nevertheless, the expected bedforms according the hydro-sedimentary characteristics of the environment (Harms et al., 1975, diagram) would be plane bed during the maximum ebb and antidunes during the maximum flood, both corresponding with a higher flow regime than the indicated by the observed bedforms.
The maximum flood tidal prism now amounts to 41.3 x [10.sup.6][m.sup.3], and the maximum ebb tidal prism, 33.0 x [10.sup.6][m.sup.3] (Seabergh et al., 1998).
Maximum flood currents are observed near high water elevations, and maximum ebb currents, near low water.
Under winter conditions, the maximum ebb tide and low-water currents flowed out of the inlet, in a seaward direction and were converged along the external parts of the low-tide terrace.

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