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River Thames—Abnormal High Tides

Nature volume 31, page 241 | Download Citation



REVERTING to my letter of December 19, 1883, inserted in NATURE for January 10, 1884, I append an abstract of salient exceptional tides of last year similar to that accompanying my former letter, from which it will be seen that the maximum elevation of tide is eleven inches less than in 1883, and the excess over the computed rise is also less by seventeen inches than in 1883 —in each year resultant on north-north-west gales. Both year's results may be said to be analogous, and each showing how sensitive is the high-water level and how easily it is affected and raised by a change from south and west to northerly winds.

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