what is a storm surge?


what is a storm surge?

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AhmedRagab 2 years 2020-09-01T15:32:15+00:00 1 Answer 505 views 0

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    Storm surge is the abnormal rise in seawater level during a storm, measured as the height of the water above the normal predicted astronomical tide. The surge is caused primarily by a storm’s winds pushing water onshore. The amplitude of the storm surge at any given location depends on the orientation of the coast line with the storm track; the intensity, size, and speed of the storm; and the local bathymetry.

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