Modeling the physics of storm surges

  title={Modeling the physics of storm surges},
  author={Donald T. Resio and Joannes J. Westerink},
cated on the coast and 44% of the world’s population lives within 150 km of the ocean.1 Unfortunately, coastal regions are often low-lying and thus susceptible to an increase in seasurface elevation. A storm surge is a potentially devastating rise in the sea surface caused by extratropical cyclones or by tropical cyclones such as hurricanes and typhoons. Surges can lead to large loss of human life, destruction of homes and civil infrastructure, and disruption of trade, fisheries, and industry… CONTINUE READING