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  tidal wave - HighBeam Encyclopedia
tidal wave term properly applied to the crest of a tide as it moves around the earth.
In popular usage the term tidal wave also is often applied to any destructive wave or to high water not related to tidal phenomena.
These latter waves are of two types: tsunamis, which are waves caused by earthquakes, and storm surges (see under storm).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-tidalwav.html   (274 words)

 Tsunamis - Tidal Waves - Flooding
Waves are formed as the displaced water mass moves under the influence of gravity to regain its equilibrium and radiates across the ocean like ripples on a pond.
The energy per linear meter in the wave is proportional to the inverse of the distance from the source.[citation needed] (In other words, it decreases linearly with distance.) This is the two-dimensional equivalent of the inverse square law, which is followed by waves which propagate in three dimensions (in a sphere instead of a circle).
As the wave approaches land, the sea shallows and the wave no longer travels as quickly, so it begins to 'pile-up'; the wave-front becomes steeper and taller, and there is less distance between crests.
www.crystalinks.com /tsunami.html   (2051 words)

 The Transformers Archive » Transformers Toys
Tidal Wave is one of the largest Decepticon warriors with a weapons arsenal as menacing as his size.
Tidal Wave is no more than a repaint of his Aramada mold, but I figure its still worth a review, although it might be a bit short.
Tidal Wave still has his same vehicle modes, his giant battleship mode and the "Dark Fleet", but now they are colored much better than his previous version.
tfarchive.com /toys/reviews/ene_tidalwave.php   (565 words)

 Tidal wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Tidal wave" is a common, traditional name for the occurrence, but considered incorrect by oceanographers, seismologists and other scientists since no tides are involved.
These are caused by the natural gravitational pull of the sun and moon as opposed to ocean surface waves which are caused by wind friction on the surface of the water.
A tidal bore, a large wave formed by the funneling of the incoming tide into a river or narrow bay.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tidal_wave   (188 words)

 April Fools Tidal Wave
Tidal waves, or tsunami (pronounced su-naw-me) are large rapidly moving waves triggered by a major disturbance such as earthquake, volcanic eruption or submarine landslide.
In deep waters, the waves are only a few feet high, travel at 600 mph and cannot be detected by a ship at sea or be seen by aircraft.
After the 1946 tidal wave, the debris was bulldozed into large piles, soaked with kerosene and burnt.
www.realestatedamages.com /Research/content/April.htm   (355 words)

 Savage Earth: Waves of Destruction
The Japanese characters for tsunami mean "harbor wave," and many people commonly refer to them as tidal waves, but in reality tsunamis have little to do with tides.
Though wind-driven waves and swells are confined to a shallow layer near the ocean surface, a tsunami extends thousands of feet deep into the ocean.
This sometimes draws the curious to the shoreline and to their deaths, since the withdrawing of the sea is inevitably followed by the arrival of the crest of a tsunami wave.
www.pbs.org /wnet/savageearth/tsunami/index.html   (908 words)

 Tidal Wave (Transformers) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tidal Wave is the name of a fictional character from Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Energon.
In Transformers: Armada, Tidal Wave was a gigantic Transformer who had won a massive victory for the Decepticons on the planet Devola before being summoned to Earth by Thrust.
After their meeting was gatecrashed by Starscream, Scorponok killed the interloper, but Starscream nearly dragged Tidal Wave down with him, with Tidal Wave having his leg blown off by Scorponok, leading to a rivalry between the two.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tidal_Wave_(Transformers)   (896 words)

Tidal Wave SC is dedicated to providing an atmosphere conducive to the learning of proper soccer technique for enjoyment and success in the game.
Tidal Wave SC is looking for players for all teams.  If you are seeking a Soccer Club that focuses on teaching the game of soccer, please attend our tryouts.
Unlike many clubs, Tidal Wave SC is a non-profit club organized solely for the purpose of creating an environment conducive for soccer development.  All club fees go directly towards players' soccer education.  TWSC plays and practices on the finest soccer fields in the area: Bliss Fields and Moses Brown Fields in Rehoboth.
www.tidalwavesc.com   (232 words)

 The Transformers Archive » Transformers Toys
Tidal Wave is a figure that I was really conflicted over purchasing.
Tidal Wave looks like this malicious, imperious character and indeed has some of the best facial sculpting I've seen in recent years on a Transformer.
It's a pet peeve of mine when a figure doesn't have a weapon to hold in his hand or something, but Tidal Wave doesn't even have any built-in weapons in robot mode.
tfarchive.com /toys/reviews/arm_tidalwave.php   (751 words)

 Tidal Waves
A wave that moves up to 200 MPH and is up to 1,000 feet high.
Waves can be formed at any time without warning.
A tidal wave can be up to 1,000 feet high.
library.thinkquest.org /5818/tidalwaves.html   (199 words)

 No. 841: Tidal Wave
The tidal wave is quite invisible to you.
Students of fluid mechanics identify a tidal waves as a type of "shallow wave." That means the wave is much longer than the depth of fluid in which it moves.
This wave is 176 times as long as the depth of the ocean.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi841.htm   (697 words)

 Elliott Wave International - Store
At the Crest Of The Tidal Wave presents overwhelming evidence to show that a 200-year old trend is peaking.
The Wave Principle shows that patterns of investor behavior repeat themselves, and are thus predictable.
At the Crest of the Tidal Wave gives you a full and unhedged answer to those questions, and to virtually every question you can have about Bob Prechter's forecast.
www.elliottwave.com /products/books/tw   (1134 words)

 FEMA For Kids: Tsunami
(Tsunami is from the Japanese word for harbor wave.) The waves travel in all directions from the area of disturbance, much like the ripples that happen after throwing a rock.
The waves may travel in the open sea as fast as 450 miles per hour.
They are sometimes mistakenly called "tidal waves," but tsunami have nothing to do with the tides.
www.fema.gov /kids/tsunami.htm   (245 words)

 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The term can also be used for the swell of tide that moves up tidal rivers, although you could argue that this is just the effect of one of the great tidal waves, and not the wave itself.
The Thames Barrier was built to mitigate the effects of such a tidal wave on upstream areas, particularly the city of London.
The huge sea wave that is the result of a sudden occurrence and can be destructive is actually a type of free wave, whereas a true tidal wave, influenced by gravitational pull, is not.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=20000515   (361 words)

 Tidal Wave- Anecdotes of 1964 Tsunami on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The use of the term tidal wave to mean tsunami was common in 1964, and still is, even though most coastal British Columbians are aware of the correct term.
From all of the accounts of the damage caused by the Alaskan Tidal Wave of March 1964, one would think that the only damage done was to Port Alberni.
Amai Inlet on Kyuquot Sound had a wave which was later estimated to have been eight feet high, which tossed houses around like toys.
www.pep.bc.ca /hazard_preparedness/zeballos_64/tidalwave.html   (933 words)

 Amazon.com: Tidal Wave: No Escape: DVD: Corbin Bernsen,Julianne Phillips,Gregg Henry,Larry Brandenburg,Lawrence ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Even better was when a tidal wave was coming to shore and our heroes drive a boat through it before the wave topples a cruise liner.
Huge waves caused by disruptions in the sea floor are called tsunamis, not tidal waves.
Tidal waves are affected by the tide, hence the name.
www.amazon.com /Tidal-Wave-Escape-George-Miller/dp/B000065U1J   (1280 words)

 CNN - Hundreds die from Papua New Guinea tidal wave - July 18, 1998
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (CNN) -- Nearly 600 people were dead and the toll was expected to rise Sunday from a 23-foot (7-meter) tidal wave that crashed into Papua New Guinea's northern coast, crushing villages.
Papua New Guinea: The largest land mass of the nation is the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, whose western half is part of Indonesia.
Eyewitnesses said the huge initial wave was followed immediately by two slightly smaller waves.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/asiapcf/9807/18/tidal.wave.04   (605 words)

 Biggest tsunami | Lituya Bay Tsunami
But, when the waves reach the beach they are incredibly high and wash way inland causing major damage and sometimes loss of life.
Amazingly, the other two boats "rode" the tidal waves as they washed from the source of the landslide and resonated around the bay, like water sloshing in a wash basin.
We say that the tsunami at Lituya Bay was the biggest wave ever, but that's just the one's humans have witnessed and have been able to record.
www.extremescience.com /BiggestWave.htm   (1024 words)

 tidal wave — Infoplease.com
Floods, Avalanches, and Tidal Waves - Floods, Avalanches, and Tidal Waves 1228 Holland: 100,000 people reputedly drowned by sea flood in...
Passage to India: the tidal wave of offshoring business processes has reached commercial credit, collection and A/R operations.
The LLC tidal wave: why it swept across America.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0848703.html   (255 words)

 Tidal wave, tsunami, haixiao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It does mean the waves generated by the eruption of undersea earthquake.
However, by common practice, it is the accepted by the general public and is the most commonly used term today.
Hai Xiao 海啸: This is the Chinese term for waves generated by undersea earthquakes.
www.chinapage.com /science/tidalwave.html   (137 words)

 BHC Tidal Wave Swim Team
The BHC Tidal Waves Swim Team is a non-profit summer swim team located in Leander, Texas (a suburb of Austin, TX).
The Tidal Waves start practice in early May in preparation for Time Trials, six regular season meets that are held early Saturday morning, followed by a Divisional and Invitational Meet.
Tidal Wave Team Records are posted under the Team section.
www.bhctidalwaves.org   (214 words)

 Ride the Wave®
In fact, the Tidal Wave series has launched a whole new class of petunias: "Hedgiflora." The series takes its "hedge" name from the outstanding, shrublike shape that holds its form all season.
The "taller" Tidal Wave petunias deliver the kind of landscape performance you've come to expect from a Ride The Wave™ series of petunias.
Tidal Wave petunias require no pinching or pruning.
www.wave-rave.com /tidalwave.aspx   (214 words)

 Tidal Wave with Ramjet
Weaknesses: Unfortunately, for all intents and purposes, Tidal Wave's cranial chamber is as dense as that hide of his.
One thing I really like about Tidal Wave is that there appears to be little-to-no debate, this is the first time we've seen this character in TF Universe.
Rumor has it that the Mini-Con was somehow responsible for resuscitating Tidal Wave after a failed covert operation at an Energon refinery during the initial Decepticon insurrection.
www.unicron.us /tf2003/toypix/tidalwave.htm   (772 words)

 Tsunami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsunamis have been historically referred to as tidal waves because as they approach land, they take on the characteristics of a violent onrushing tide rather than the sort of cresting waves that are formed by wind action upon the ocean (with which people are more familiar).
Tsunamis are surface gravity waves that are formed as the displaced water mass moves under the influence of gravity and radiate across the ocean like ripples on a pond.
The aftermath of the tsunami that struck Newfoundland in 1929.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tsunami   (5907 words)

Craig Schmersal, riding Tidal Wave Jac, received a standing ovation from the super enthusiastic crowd who, on Saturday night in Manerbio, Italy, at the beautiful Palasturla Facility, had a chance of assisting to one of the most exciting runs in the history of the sport.
The horse and rider combination were part of gold medal winning Team USA at the 2002 World Equestrian Games held in Jerez de La Frontera, Spain and until the qualifier held during the Fiesta In The Park, Lexington, KY, had not been shown as he was in the breeding barn at Mike McEntire’s Reining Horses.
Tidal Wave Jack, by Hollywood Macho Jac and out of Tidal Mist Cody, is an NRBC Open Reserve Champion and has lifetime earnings exceeding $100,000.
mcentirereining.com /STALLION_TIDAL_WAVE_JAC.htm   (734 words)

 Dynamic Earth--Weather/Weather lesson plan (grades K-5)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A tidal wave, or tsunami, is a huge, destructive wave caused by a certain type of earthquake.
Each time, students should observe the waves in the box and draw what they see, labeling their drawings “front,” “top,” and “side,” according to where the table was struck with the mallet.
The front strike produces a P (primary) wave, the side strike produces an S (secondary) wave, and the top strike produces an L (surface) wave.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/dynamicearth   (1939 words)

 BHC Tidal Wave Coaches Advice
Since the beginning of creation, tidal waves have been around and it has not stopped moving.
We stick together, move together, win together, loose together, cheer together, laugh together; we are a Tidal Wave.
Wednesday’s practice gave the Tidal Waves and opportunity to watch their teammates swim and cheer for them.
www.bhctidalwaves.org /tips.shtml   (647 words)

 Crystal Lake Tidal Waves
"The mission of the Tidal Waves program is to improve and enhance the talents of each female athlete through the education of softball, the accomplishment of goals and to compete at a competitive level of play that will develop the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork."
The Crystal Lake Tidal Waves Girls Fastpitch Softball Organization is now entering its 17th year.
The Tidal Waves are a non profit organization of five tournament teams made up of over 80 female athletes, ranging in age from 9 to 18.
www.tidalwaves.org   (132 words)

 JACKSON TIDAL WAVE semi-pro basketball
The Jackson Tidal Wave, owned by Jackson Sports & Entertainment, Inc, are a NEW semi-pro basketball franchise based out of Jackson, Michigan that is slated to begin play as charter members of the Great Lakes Basketball Association (GLBA).
To register to be a cheerleader with the Jackson Tidal Wave and the Jackso Sports & Entertainment family of franchises click on handout.
Semi-professional is a cross between the adult Y-Center type leagues and the professional level leagues.
eteamz.active.com /jaxtidalwave/index.cfm   (321 words)

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