offshore water

offshore water

[′ȯf¦shȯr ′wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
Water adjacent to land in which the physical properties are slightly influenced by continental conditions.
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The cable cuts occurred in relatively shallow offshore water, and it has been suggested that the damage may have been caused by a ship's anchor, negatively impacting education, commerce and tourism.
He also hit an offshore water speed record of 137mph in 1999.
The thermohaline gradient formed in the offshore water column was observed to disappear in winter due to cooling and vertical mixing of the upper layer.
This suggests that the highest water levels at a certain distance from the shoreline (hereafter named offshore water level although it corresponds to a distance of a few kilometres from the shore in this study) are only infrequently synchronized with extreme wave set-up events.
Thus the discharge of polluted water directly in the deep offshore water certainly improves the quality of life in the coastal areas.
We subjected ovigerous lobsters to typical inshore or offshore water temperatures from September to August in the laboratory (n =8 inshore and 8 offshore, each year) and in the field (n = 8 each, inshore and offshore), over 2 successive years.
The Lynx have been sponsored by oil and gas services firm Rigmar, oil and gas consultancy firm Embrion and marine oil and gas consultancy Offshore Water Management.
The preliminary development plan includes drilling and producing oil wells from the existing onshore production site and drilling offshore water injection wells for reservoir pressure maintenance.
The steam car's driver for the record attempt is Charles Burnett III, a nephew of Lord Montague of Beaulieu, who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999 for an offshore water speed record of 137mph.
MANAMA's landmark offshore water fountain could be up and running next month, the Works Ministry said yesterday.
The companies involved in building this plant are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan, supplying and building the turbines and boilers under a $1.6 bn contract awarded in March 1994; Hyundai Engineering and Construction of South Korea, providing the civil works under a $422m contract awarded in July 1994; the Athens-based CCC, building the fuel lines from the Doha power plant to Subiya under a $100m contract; the local Gulf Dredging Co., building an offshore water intake cooling system; and Polymex of Poland, supplying the oil and water tanks.

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