Bow Wave

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Bow Wave

A slang term for the initial shock of a change decreed by upper management. The term has a slightly negative connotation, but the situation is usually considered to be temporary.
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However, there was another study published in September 2011, also in Geophysical Journal Letters, based on observations following the July 22, 2009, solar eclipse over East Asia, which detected the occurrence of both bow and stern waves in the atmosphere in the eclipse's wake.