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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I have seen gust fronts of 20-60 knots push walls of dust in a sustained bow wave outward from a single air mass storm.
Observations during the 2017 eclipse confirm this bow wave's creation unambiguously for the first time.
For specific layout of probe located on the nose of aircrafts, it is reasonable to ignore the bow wave effect.
Like any aircraft, the X-47B also produces a thin, forward pulse of air known as a "bow wave," which can move the basket just as the probe is approaching, similar to a speeding car pushing falling snowflakes over its hood.
There are few things more satisfying than casting a spinnerbait, watching as a mamma bass detaches herselffrom cover and at sustained speed, homes in on your offering, a bow wave pushing ahead just before the 'bump " that tells you she has flared those gaping gills and inhaled your bait.
Other experimental results indicated that the variation of the wave-front angle of the bow wave is rather systematic as shown in Fig.
Dr Herzing has developed eight "words" that use dolphin-like vocalizations to refer to elements of the animals' environment such as 'seaweed' and 'bow wave ride' (when a dolphin rides the wave created by a boat).
Drive slowly - if you cause a bow wave it will drench your electrics.
Then a skilled water-skier skated by one-handed, the bow wave from the speed boat that pulled him sending ripples of waves towards the hundreds enjoying the free jazz, the warm evening air and the beautiful view.
The snapper, of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, said: "Out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of a black area of water about 15ft long which developed into a kind of bow wave.
Working with John in the 1970s was like being in the very bow wave of a new, proud, illuminating attitude which lifted sport way out of the toy department.
Air reacts like a fluid, so as an aircraft goes supersonic the air molecules are pushed aside with great force, forming a shock wave much like a boat creates a bow wave.