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Oceans

An ocean is a body of saline water that composes a large part of a planet's hydrosphere.

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Oceans

low tide

Water bodies; Oceans

The minimum elevation reached by each falling tide.

marsh

Water bodies; Oceans

An area of soft, wet or periodically inundated land, generally treeless and usually characterized by grasses and other low growth.

mean high water

Water bodies; Oceans

The average height of all of the high waters recorded at a given place over a 19-year period.

mean low water

Water bodies; Oceans

The average height of all of the low waters recorded at a given place over a 19-year period.

mean sea level

Water bodies; Oceans

The average height of the surface of the sea at a given place for all stages of the tide over a 19-year period.

neap tide

Water bodies; Oceans

A tide occurring near the time of quadrature of the moon with the sun. The neap tide range is usually 10- to 30-percent less than the mean tidal range.

littoral transport

Water bodies; Oceans

The movement of littoral drift in the littoral zone by waves and currents. Includes movement parallel (longshore transport) and perpendicular (on/offshore transport) to the shore.

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