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  • n. Plural form of seiche.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Local oscillations in level observed in the case of some lakes, as Lake Geneva.


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  • One other phenomenon that I may just refer to now as coming out from tide-gauge observations, is a phenomenon called seiches by Forel, and described by him as having been observed in the lakes of Geneva and Constance.

    The Tides

  • The last subject discussed by the author is that of the rhythmical variations of level, or "seiches," of deep lakes; he applies the usual formula to Lake Tahoe, and calculates from it the length of a complete longitudinal and of a transverse "seiche;" these are found to be eighteen or nineteen minutes in the first case and thirteen minutes in the second.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884

  • We have observed in the lake the phenomenon of occasional waves (seiches) which are in the habit of lasting plenty of time, with one part of the water remaining calm next to the rough part.

    Did you know? The first scientific account of Lake Chapala comes from 1839

  • Lake Erie is frequently in the path of storms producing seiches that can increase the water level up to 2.5 m at the downwind end of the lake.

    Lake Erie, Ontario

  • Based on historical observations, tsunamis or seiches generated by the scenario event may damage anything located within 5 to 10 feet above the shoreline.

    Sound Politics: Mayor Gridlock

  • However, wind - and/or pressure-induced water setup can result in seiches that act very much like tides.

    Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ohio

  • The amplitude of wind setup and the resulting seiches is normally less than 0.7 meters (m) in the Old Woman Creek area.

    Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ohio

  • Listening to the local notice to mariners on the VHF radio channel 22 will alert a skipper to local hazards such as silting of a channel or seiches—changes of water depth caused by strong pressure and/or winds blowing water out of a harbor.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Silting is prevalent along the east coast of the United States, and seiches occur regularly on the top end of Chesapeake Bay.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Le parfaict confiturier qui enseigne a bien faire toutes sortes de confitures tant seiches que liquides.

    Savoring The Past


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