Residual Current

part of the total current that is not constituted from harmonic tidal components (i.e. the tidal stream)

NOTE Residual currents are caused by a variety of physical mechanisms and comprise a large range of natural frequencies and magnitudes in different parts of the world.

Source: API RP 2MET, Derivation of Metocean Design and Operating Conditions, First Edition, November 2014. Global Standards

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