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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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Titled "Ionospheric Bow Waves and Perturbations Induced by the 21 August 2017 Solar Eclipse," the paper's authors were five researchers from the MIT Haystack Observatory in Massachusetts, and one from the University of TromsAaAaAeA , Norwa
If procurement plans now on the books are unchanged, we would have a bow wave that could swamp our program after the turn of the century.
The full geometric model of the ship and sea surface with the wedge-like spilling waves and the ship bow waves is described in Section 2.
It can't be legislated and will bounce off of it like the bow waves at the prow of a great ship.
With pavements completely submerged, cars were forcing up bow waves several feet high.
They ran off downstream, their dorsals cutting wakes amidst the bow waves of coming salmon.
The waves I recorded are more analogous to ripples in the wake of a boat than to bow waves.
Scientists and seafarers have long wondered why dolphins sometimes travel in the bow waves of ships or in the wakes of small boats or larger marine mammals with seemingly little effort.
The Transas NTPRO 5000 navigational simulator boasts visualisation system which offers the highest level of realism featuring wind-generated sea state and variable swell model with user-selected sea state spectrum, accurate vessel and wave interaction, full scene and environment reflection, and 3D bow waves and propeller wash, and associated floating object interference.
Massive barges, some over 200 metres long and laden to the gunwales with cargo, sped along pushing enormous bow waves.
The charity also charters the boats to seafaring enthusiasts and takes fare-paying passengers out on trips to see dolphins, which often ride the bow waves of the vessels.
Sheer grip is better than might be expected but the car doesn't like maximum effort braking from high speeds and on motorways it tends to get blown about by side winds and bow waves from lorries.