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Name: Shannon B.
Status: Student
Age: 11
Location: N/A
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Date: February 3, 2003


Question:
Is it possible for a perigean tide to occur in addition to a spring tide? If so, what would the results be?



Replies:
Shannon,

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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