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- In oceanography, wave motion in an enclosed or semienclosed sea, where the incident and reflected progressive waves combine to give a node of zero tidal amplitude.
Maximum tidal amplitudes are found at the head of the basin where reflection occurs. No energy is transmitted in a standing wave, nor is there any progression of the wave pattern.