tidal bore


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tidal bore

[′tīd·əl ′bȯr]
(design engineering)
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Summary: Around 150,000 people have watched one of China's most unusual natural phenomena - the Qiantang river tidal bore.
Having just spent a few days visiting my father, who has lived by the Petitcodiac for ninety-two years and counting, it is fascinating to recount his youth when "you could hear the rush of the tidal bore as you fell asleep at night.
At the same time, a massive tidal bore will surge up the river, so some might think they are seeing the end of the world.
A tidal bore is a wall of water that moves up certain rivers due to an incoming tide.
This careless remark opened the floodgates and it would have taken a master mariner to navigate the tidal bore that swept through the conversation.
It was, in fact, a photograph of a tidal bore on the Qiantangjiang River in China taken two years earlier.
Except for the extremely critical conditions of tidal bore development, the maximum current speed possible in a cross-sectional area is limited, being proportional to the square root of the water depth.
Failure to remove a causeway and replace it with a bridge has clogged the river's powerful tidal bore, the report says.
Its effect is most pronounced in shallow water, where an advancing high tide tends to steepen, leading to the production in some rivers of a tidal bore, a wall of water much like surf approaching a beach.
Unlike most modern surf pools that create surge waves that behave like a tidal bore, PefectSwell reduces rip currents and energy buildup within the pool, while creating breaking waves with the same profile advance as ocean surf.
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NOT everybody knows about the amazing natural phenomenon that is the River Mersey tidal bore.