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Floating, caused by winds and current with a determinable direction

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SEEBECK EFFECT

When two different adjacent metals are heated, an electric current is generated between the metals.

AMMETER

An instrument for measuring the magnitude of electric current flow.

ARC

A flash, caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor.

ALIVE

A term referring to a circuit in which a current is flowing. Also referred to as live.

ALTERNATOR

A device which converts mechanical energy, into alternating current.

GYRO ERROR

The error in the reading of the gyrocompass, expressed in degrees east or west to indicate the direction in which the axis of the compass is offset from true north.

HARMONIC FUNCTION

Any real function that satisfies a certain equation. In its simplest form, as used in tide and tidal current predictions, it is a quantity that varies as the cosine of an angle that increases uniformly with time

HARMONIC CONSTANTS

The amplitudes and epochs of the harmonic constituents of the tide or tidal current at any place

TO HAUL

To change the course of a sailing vessel to bring the wind farther forward, usually used with up, such as haul up.

HEAD WIND

Wind from ahead of the vessel
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