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Tidal Flow (Hydroform)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 643

Hydroform Class Current
Hydroform Tidal Flow
Hydroform Type Diurnal Tidal Flow
Mixed Semi-diurnal Tidal Flow
Semi-diurnal Tidal Flow


Description
Definition Advective flow resulting from of tidal movement, often amplified in velocity when moving through an inlet, pass or channel. Tides are important in mixing the water column and transporting water, salt, nutrients and biota, particularly weak-swimming larval or non-motile planktonic forms. The life cycles of many organisms depend on tidal transport for survival.