By S K Dube
The author is vice-chancellor of Amity University, Rajasthan. email@example.com
Storm surge, the outcome of a tropical cyclone over the northern Indian Ocean, is a major marine hazard. The newly developed model for prediction of storm surges has proved helpful and is being used to disseminate information to countries in the northern Indian Ocean.
Storm surges associated with severe tropical cyclones (TC) constitute the world’s worst marine hazard. An abnormal rise in sea level, a storm surge is caused by a TC moving over a continental shelf. The temporary rise of the sea level along the coast is in excess of the predicted astronomical tidal level. Storm surges are oscillations in the period range of a few minutes to a few days in water levels in a coastal or inland body of water. By...