tidal cycle


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.

tidal cycle

[′tīd·əl ‚sī·kəl]
(oceanography)
References in periodicals archive ?
Results of this study revealed that the abundance of shorebirds was influenced by the tidal cycle. Mann- Whitney 2 sample t-test showed that significant difference occurred between shorebird abundance during low tide and high tide (W = 78.0; p less than 0.005).
The time of larval release by subtidal crustaceans is not random; it is related to diel and tidal cycles (reviewed by Forward, 1987; Morgan, 1995; Christy, 2011).
The data were used to calculate the volume of freshwater that is introduced into the estuary during the low regime and flood runoff stages of a tidal cycle. Furthermore, the saltwater inflow volumes during the neap and spring tides (1.0 and 4.5 m range and maximum range, respectively) were calculated using profile measurements throughout the estuary for a complete tidal cycle (Fig.
When rivers and the ocean are permanently connected (regular estuaries), mixing of water occurs in a continuum, and therefore, is closely related to the tidal cycles. Sometimes, the ocean creates a sandbar that seals its connection to the river (irregular estuaries).
"That's because the weather can have a much bigger impact on sea level than the 18-year tidal cycle. Strong winds can pile up water on coastlines, and low pressure systems can also cause a localised rise in sea level.
These cycles include but are not limited to the solar day, the lunar cycle, and the tidal cycle. The solar day is the light and the dark cycle of the sun setting and rising.
Influence of the tidal cycle and a tidal intrusion front on the spatio-temporal distribution of coastal bottlenose dolphins.
The sounds created by the handcrafted instruments will respond to the changing nature of the River Tyne, using sensors to test how the water changes over the course of the tidal cycle.
The calculation of the pulmonary time constant is essential in determining the tidal cycle indispensably important for avoiding dynamic hyperinflation and ventilator induced or associated injury.
3) show that the study area of Long Reach is highly stratified for the duration of the entire tidal cycle. The surface layer consists of fresh water with a density of 998 kg/[m.sup.3] (salinity of 0.2 psu and temperature of 19[degrees]C) whilst the bottom layer consists of salty water with a density of 1011-1012 kg/[m.sup.3] (salinity of 15.0-17.0 psu, temperature of 16[degrees]C).
Finally, to confirm that water flow varied between the 2 channel designs (ambient- and low-flow channels), current velocities were analyzed using a 1-way repeated-measures ANOVA with velocity at hour 0 through hour 12 of the tidal cycle used as the repeated measures.