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Tidal Prediction. Forecasting of times and heights of tidal undula­tion at a given place; or of the rise or fall in sea level at a given place at a given time.

Tidal River. River whose depth and rate of flow are affected by tides of the sea.

Tidal Species. The different categories into which tides and com­ponent tides can be placed. Principal are Diurnal, Semi­diurnal, Quarter Diurnal, and Long Period. Mixed tides result from combination of two or more of these.

Tidal Stream. Periodical horizontal movement of water, in seas and oceans, caused by tide-producing forces.


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