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Tides

In the Noia estuary, tides have a cycle of 12 hours and 15 min (6 h. 7 min. 30 seg. Of rise
and like wise of down)
Here, like in every estuaries, seas and others, we have 2 tides with 2 cycles each other
(one of rise an other of down).
Currents
A current is a surface movement of water from the oceans or seas.
Currents favor pollution.
The Noia's currents are formed by 9 factors (wind, rain, thermal gradient, flows of some
rivers, the countless trails, swell, the wares, coriolis force and gulf
stream). I'm going to explain you some of this factor.

Wind
Producing friction and drag of the surface molecules of water.

The rain

When it precipitate, draggin all the water from the surface with great force (something
similar happens in the toilet when we pull chain).
As it rains a lot, this factor affecting patterns to currents in Noia estuary.
This explain why, when it eains in the films, the sea is so rough.

Thermal gradient
The temperature differents, also produce currents.
This is attenuated by summer.
The trails
When flow into the estuary produce currents.

The flows of some rivers


Like the Tambre, Lobo, Ulla...

Hearken!! When the dam of Tambre open its gates, produce currents with the impact
force of water.

The waves and the swell


Wave: are waves that travel along the surface of seas and oceans
Swell: are the movements of waves.

Coriolis force
The movement of the Earth produce also a little movements in the sea that produce
currents with centrifugal force.

Gulf stream
This is a warm ocean current 42 degrees north latitude goin in the direction west to east
and, when arrive to low estuaries produce currents. This effect also make that, while in
America (42) snowing, here there is a good weather.

ALL OF THIS PHENOMENA, PRODUCE ALSO CROSSCURRENTS.


Life thanks to the currents: when currents disturb the soil and move the sediments, expose
the nutrients. This nutrients produce phytoplankton that are eaten by zooplankton, and this
by minnows. This process called Outcrops and form a trophic/food chain.