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spring tide

either of the two tides that occur at or just after new moon and full moon when the tide-generating force of the sun acts in the same direction as that of the moon, reinforcing it and causing the greatest rise and fall in tidal level. The highest spring tides (equinoctial springs) occur at the equinoxes

spring tide

See tides.

spring tide

[′spriŋ ′tīd]
(oceanography)
Tide of increased range which occurs about every 2 weeks when the moon is new or full.
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The fit curves in Figure 5 demonstrated the same pattern for the responses of NEE of mangrove forests to light with higher sensitivity during spring tide periods than neap tide period in most of the investigated months at both study sites.
Fujinuma Noboru's Spring Tide brings together a time-honored skill, basketry, and a venerable material, bamboo, to produce an object for visual pleasure rather than use.
But an even rarer configuration occurs when perigean spring tides occur near the time of year (early January) when Earth is at perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun, when the solar tide-raising force is also greatest.
But an extremely high spring tide could refloat them, and the ebb tide would carry them back out into the Labrador Current where the icebergs would resume drifting southward," the Daily Mail quoted lead researcher Dr Donald Olson as saying.
The total average instantaneous biomass export transport was 98.1 [+ or -] 75.9 mgx[m.sup.-2]x[s.sup.-1] during spring tide and 31.46 [+ or -] 26.52 mgx[m.sup.-2]x[s.sup.-1] during neap tide (Melo Junior et al., 2007).
"If you're risk averse," Boehm says, "avoid going to the beach during spring tides, and particularly during spring ebb tides."
Lucent expects the acquisition of Spring Tide, which will be accounted for as a purchase, to be completed by September 30, 2000.
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Edward Dyer cries on the death of Sir Philip Sidney: "Time crieth out, my ebb is come: his life was my spring tide." Thomas Nashe's sixteenth-century "Litany in Time of Plague" ("The plague full swift goes by; / I am sick, I must die / Lord have mercy on us!") takes its place with poems by Mark Doty and Carl Phillips on men dying of AIDS.
Peter Mantle, aged 47, is likely to be recommended for a posthumous bravery award after he lifted Lee Williams and his dog on to the ledge above Penbryn Beach in Cardigan Bay, Wales, as a fast-rising spring tide swept in.
Lucent Technologies and Spring Tide Networks Inc have signed a worldwide original equipment manufacturer agreement whereby Lucent will co-brand Spring Tide's IP Service Switch 5000.
The deviation of actual time from expected time on foraging trips was calculated for each bird during a spring tide series and a neap tide series.