Disaster Events | VOL. 14, ISSUE 86, September-October 2014 |

Storm Surge

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...

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