Skip to main content
Select Source:

tidal stream

tidal stream The flow of water in and out of estuaries, bays, and other restricted coastal openings associated with the rise and fall of the tide. Landward (flood) and seaward (ebb) streams or currents often follow different paths in shallow-water areas, so forming ebb/flood avoidance cells and a braided pattern of sandbanks in these coastal openings.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"tidal stream." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"tidal stream." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 19, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/tidal-stream

"tidal stream." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved August 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/tidal-stream

tidal stream

tidal stream The flow of water in and out of estuaries, bays, and other restricted coastal openings associated with the rise and fall of the tide. Landward (flood) and seaward (ebb) streams often follow different paths in shallow-water areas, so forming ebb/flood avoidance cells and a braided pattern of sandbanks.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"tidal stream." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"tidal stream." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 19, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/tidal-stream-0

"tidal stream." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved August 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/tidal-stream-0