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Residual Current (Hydroform)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 640

Hydroform Class Current
Hydroform Residual Current
Hydroform Type Fjord Circulation
Partially Mixed Domain
Reverse Estuarine Flow
Salt Wedge Domain
Well-mixed Domain


Description
Definition Current movement resulting from asymmetry in tidal flow—notably within a partially enclosed estuary or embayment—that results in characteristic estuarine circulation patterns.