Definitions

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  • noun phonetics A lowering (over time) of the pitch of the tones of a tonal language

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Examples

  • The problem with this is that in a lot of cases coastal erosion is worse downdrift because of shore fortification seawalls, groynes, revetments, etc. updrift.

    “A new approach to management of the American shoreline is urgently needed”

  • Note the groin and the eroded beach on the downdrift side.

    Nomadic Hotels and Lighthouses

  • Unfortunately, this also reduces sand replenishment on the downdrift side, necessitating the construction of another groyne.

    Beached

  • One of the more comedic elements of this sort of coastal engineering is that if you build one and start trapping sand, areas downdrift will be starved of their supply of sand.

    The self-replicating, self-similar geology of San Lucido

  • The downdrift groin was strengthened, which helped somewhat, but waves soon began cutting around its southern flank, threatening the lighthouse again.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Unfortunately, this also reduces sand replenishment on the downdrift side, necessitating the construction of another groyne.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • The downdrift groin was strengthened, which helped somewhat, but waves soon began cutting around its southern flank, threatening the lighthouse again.

    Nomadic Hotels and Lighthouses

  • Note the groin and the eroded beach on the downdrift side.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Dave, thanks, I guess the spreading centre uplift and subsequent “downdrift” is another cause to be factored in.

    IPCC 1[1990] – Comment #1 « Climate Audit

  • If that particular one can't react with the organics I was talking about-too cold-then they are a minor part of the downdrift compared to it.

    Inconstant Star

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