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  • Absolute reference: Galilean reference frame (without acceleration).
  • Admittance: the ocean's response, depending on the frequency, to the action of the generating force.
  • Age of the tide: time interval between the syzygy and the maximum range of tide that follows.
  • ALLENVI: Environmental alliance.
  • Altimetry: measurement of the height of water using spatial techniques.
  • Amphidromic points: points located at sea around which the tide wave appears to turn.
  • Amplitude: difference between the height of a high or low tide and the mean level. This term is often used in error to designate the range of tide.
  • Apparent time: true solar hour angle.
  • Argument number: method for designating the components of the tide, using a 6-figure number, making it possible to identify the astronomical parameters from which they are derived and deduce from them their period.
  • Ascending node: point at which the lunar orbit and the ecliptic intersect in the direction of movement of the Moon from the Southern to the Northern hemisphere.

 

B

  • Backrush current: current generated by the slope of the free surface, excluding the action of the tide.

 

C

  • CCI:  Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • CEA/LDG: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives / Laboratoire de Détection et de Géophysique (Atomic energy and alternative energy commission / Detection and geophysical laboratory).
  • CENALT: Centre national d'alerte aux tsunamis (national tsunami alert centre)
  • CETE: Centre d'études techniques de l'équipement (equipment technical study centre).
  • CETMEF: Centre d'Etudes Techniques Maritimes Et Fluviales (maritime and fluvial technical study centre
  • CG: Conseil Géneral (county council)
  • CGC: Commission de gestion de configuration (configuration management committee)
  • CGEDD: Conseil général de l'environnement et du développement durable (general council for the environment and sustainable development)
  • Chart datum: same as hydrographic datum.
  • CIL: Correspondant Informatique et Libertés (data protection coordinator).
  • CIMER: Comité interministériel de la mer (interministerial committee for the sea)
  • Civil time: mean time plus 12 hours.
  • CNES: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (national space study centre)
  • CNRS: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (national scientific research centre)
  • Coefficient: measurement of the amplitude of the tide expressed relative to the unit of height.
  • Concordance; species concordance: tidal analysis and prediction technique using the relations between the elements of a standard port and those of a secondary port.
  • Cotidal line: line on a chart passing through all the points at which high tide occurs at the same time.
  • CR: Conseil Régional (regional council)
  • CRATANEM: Centre régional d'alerte aux tsunamis pour l'Atlantique Nord-Est et la Méditerranée (Regional tsunami alert centre for the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean)
  • Current amplitude: maximum speed during a tidal cycle.
  • Current atlas: cartographic representation of the tidal current fields at various times.

 

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  • DDE: Direction Départementale de l'Equipement (county council infrastructure directorate)
  • DDEA 14 / SRAN: Direction Départementale de l'Equipement et de l'Agriculture du Calvados / Service Réglementation et activités nautiques (county council infrastructure and agricultural directorate for the Calvados department / Regulatory and nautical activities department)DDTM: Direction Départementale des Territoires et de la Mer (county council territorial and maritime department)
  • Declination: angle between the celestial body and the equatorial plane.
  • DéGéOM: Délégation générale de l'Outre-Mer (general delegation for overseas territories)
  • DGEC/ONERC: Direction générale de l'énergie et du climat / Observatoire national sur les effets du réchauffement climatique (general directorate for energy and climate / National observatory of the effects of global warming)
  • DGM: Direction générale de la météorologie (Madagascar) (general directorate for meteorology (Madagascar))
  • DGPR: Direction générale de la prévention des risques (general directorate for risk preventionate for meteorology (Madagascar))
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