The land and sea area bordering the shoreline

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INTERFACIAL TENSION (IFT)

The energy per unit area present at the boundary of two immiscible liquids. It is usually expressed in dynes/cm (ASTM Designation D 971.)

HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY

The survey of a water area, with particular reference to submarine relief, and any adjacent land

HIGH

An area of high pressure. Since a high is, on a synoptic chart, always associated with anticyclonic circulation, the term is used interchangeably with ANTICYCLONE

HORN ANTENNA

An antenna consisting of a waveguide the cross-sectional area of which increases toward the open end. Often shortened to HORN.

HIGH WATER LINE

1. The intersection of the land with the water surface at an elevation of high water. 2. The line along the shore to which the waters normally reach at high water

PERMEABILITY

The relationship of flow per unit area to differential pressure across a filter medium.

HOLD-UP

The cross-sectional area locally occupied by one of the phases of a multiphase flow, relative to the cross-sectional area of the conduit at the same local position.

MULTIPHASE FRACTION METER

A device for measuring the phase area fractions of oil, gas and water of a multiphase flow through a cross-section of a conduit.

HYPSOGRAPHY

1. The science or art of describing elevations of land surfaces with reference to a datum, usually sea level. 2. That part of topography dealing with relief or elevation of terrain.

PHASE AREA FRACTION

The cross-sectional area locally occupied by one of the phases of a multiphase flow, relative to the cross-sectional area of the conduit at the same local position.

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