- ; ebbing-and-flowing wellA spring (flowing well or borehole) exhibiting periodic variation in volume of flow; this variation, which may be regular or irregular, is often attributed in karst regions to siphonic action. Ebb-and-flow springs differ from intermittent springs because the latter can be related to seasonal variations in rainfall .Synonyms: (French.) source intermittente; (German.) intermittierende Quelle; (Greek.) pighí ambótidos kai palírrias; (Italian.) sorgente carsica intermittente; (Russian.) sifonnij istocnik; (Spanish.) manatial intermittente, fuente intermittente; (Turkish.) so™ ultkan kaynak; (Yugoslavian.) periodicni ixvor, periodic \# ni izvir.See also spring, periodic.Related to intermittent spring.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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ebb-and-flow spring — ; ebbing and flowing well See spring, ebb and flow … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
ebb and flow — Synonyms and related words: Lissajous figure, alternate, alternation, back and fill, back and forth, battledore and shuttlecock, be poised, billow, break, comb, come and go, coming and going, crash, dash, direct tide, ebb, ebb tide, flood, flood… … Moby Thesaurus
spring, intermittent — 1. A karst spring with a pulsating flow, caused by the presence within the rock of cavities and siphons fed by a subterranean watercourse. When the cavity is full, the siphon is complete and causes a pulse of water to issue from the spring.… … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
flow — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, Brownian movement, abound, abundance, accrue from, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, air flow, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, angular motion, appropriateness, arise, arise from, ascend,… … Moby Thesaurus
ebb — [[t]e̱b[/t]] ebbs, ebbing, ebbed 1) VERB When the tide or the sea ebbs, its level gradually falls. As the tide ebbs, an ominous swell begins to run in. 2) N COUNT: usu the N The ebb or the ebb tide is one of the regular periods, usually two per… … English dictionary
ebb — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, advance, ascend, back, back up, bate, be eaten away, budge, calm, calm down, catabasis, cease, cessation, change, change place, circle, climb, collapse, comedown, consume, consume away, corrode, course,… … Moby Thesaurus
ebb tide — Synonyms and related words: dead low water, direct tide, ebb, ebb and flow, flood, flood tide, flow, flux, flux and reflux, full tide, high tide, high water, low tide, low water, lunar tide, neap, neap tide, opposite tide, refluence, reflux, rip … Moby Thesaurus
flow — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English flōwan; akin to Old High German flouwen to rinse, wash, Latin pluere to rain, Greek plein to sail, float Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. (1) to issue or move in a stream (2)… … New Collegiate Dictionary
flow — v. & n. v.intr. 1 glide along as a stream (the Thames flows under London Bridge). 2 a (of a liquid, esp. water) gush out; spring. b (of blood, liquid, etc.) be spilt. 3 (of blood, money, electric current, etc.) circulate. 4 (of people or things)… … Useful english dictionary
spring, periodic — A spring that shows variation in flow that is either regular or irregular. It may be due to siphonic action . Synonyms: (French.) source périodique; (German.) Periodische Quelle, intermittierende Quelle; (Greek.) periodhiki piyi;… … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology