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Storm Surge (Hydroform)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 707

Hydroform Class Wave
Hydroform Storm Surge


Description
Definition A propagation of water associated with intense meteorological and wind activity such as a tropical storm. The surge of water from deep into shallow waters and onto land is caused by wind forcing in the forward, shoreward direction and by pressure differential within a cyclonic storm that positions extreme low pressure over a section of ocean, permitting tides to rise above normal range.