Perigee and Spring Tides
Name: Shannon B.
Date: February 3, 2003
Is it possible for a perigean tide to occur in addition
to a spring tide? If so, what would the results be?
Perigean and Spring Tides do occur at the same time about
once every six months. This results in much higher high
tides and much lower low tides than are normal or when
just a perigean tide or spring tide occurs alone.
David R. Cook
Atmospheric Research Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory
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