slack tide


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the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide

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This adjustment needed to be accomplished in the two short windows of calm slack tide remaining on the planned lifting schedule resulting from a solar eclipse over the northwestern United States, which caused more extreme tidal surges and caused slack tide to be shorter and the current to be stronger when moving through the cycle.
"In addition to dealing with thirty-plus-foot tidal fluctuations and extreme currents, divers are only able to dive at slack tide, which gives them a very narrow operational window.
While drifting across the wreck on a slack tide, Colin, from Bristol, latched on to a good fish and pulled in a superb 20lb ling.
Turnagain was still raging, but he thought there would be a window at slack tide.
If all goes to plan we'll then make most progress crossing the middle of the river during the slack tide, heading for the duration towards Toxteth.
Columbia River Buoy 10 anglers are taking fair numbers of chinook and coho salmon, with the best catches coming around high slack tide. Fall chinook fishing in the Siuslaw, Umpqua, and Rogue River tidewaters still hasn't taken off, but knowledgeable anglers are picking up a few fish on troll.
That makes the docks inaccessible except at slack tide. Ships have to wait out by the Isle of Shoals for the moment to enter.
Slack tide was assigned when the magnitude of the difference was below an arbitrary threshold set such that the mean duration of all slack tides was 1 h.
In the middle would be an archway which would allow small boats to pass through at slack tide. At other times the archway would be closed by gates, to force the tidal waters through the turbines.
However, the present conceptual model for megalopal transport within the estuary (Forward & Tankersley 2001, Epifanio & Garvine 2001) calls for megalopae to leave the water column near the time of high slack tide when turbulent kinetic energy has fallen below some threshold value (Welch & Forward 2001).
This latter manoeuvre is an extremely delicate operation to be carried out during the periods of slack tide with split second precision, and in very close proximity of previously placed caissons.
What you are trying to do is not increase your VMG by catching windward-going tide, but waiting for slack tide or northerly going tide before crossing exposed waters.
Normally, the Falls are only navigable at slack tide, when the river ceases flowing altogether, but the Reversing Falls Jet Boat Ride ($18 per person) runs all the time.
The best time of day to go crabbing is when the crab are able to move about freely, from an hour before slack tide to an hour after the tide changes.
SEPTEMBER brings a slack tide of celestial treasures.