Mean low water neaps

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Definition of Mean low water neaps (MLWN):
The height of mean low water neaps is the average throughout a year of the heights of two successive low waters during those periods of 24 hours (approximately once a fortnight) when the range of the tide is least.[1].
This is the common definition for Mean low water neaps (MLWN), other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.

See also

  1. Tides
  2. Mean high water neaps
  3. Mean low water springs