Coastal flooding due to synoptic scale, meso-scale and remote forcings

  title={Coastal flooding due to synoptic scale, meso-scale and remote forcings},
  author={N. Kurian and N. Nirupama and M. Baba and K. Thomas},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
Coastal flooding occurs due to storm surges generated by tropical and extra-tropical cyclones on the globe. The meteorological forcing fields for the generation of storm surges are the tangential surface wind stress on the ocean surface and the normal atmospheric pressure gradients associated with the weather systems. The large scale forcing from the cyclones is referred to as the synoptic scale and storm surge prediction from synoptic scale forcing is well developed and is reasonably… Expand
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