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storm surge

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Ecology

Fifth edition


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191793158

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A rise or piling-up of water during a storm, as a result of wind stresses acting on the surface of the sea and of atmospheric-pressure differences. If a storm surge occurs at the time of highest ...

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Subjects: Ecology and Conservation

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