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Storm Surges in New York During Hurricane Sandy in 2012: A Verification of the Wind-Stress Tide Relation
Description: In October 2012 Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City and its vicinity caused mainly by the storm surge, which is the water height above normal astronomical tide level. The meteorological conditions were as follows: minimum central pressure, 962 hPa, highest sustained wind speed 27.1 m s −1 − 1 and maximum gust 37.8 m s −1 − 1 . 91 % of the total variation of the storm surge can be explained by variations in the wind stress. [Source: Boundary-Layer Meteorology]
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Source: Boundary-Layer Meteorology
Publish Date: 9/1/2013
Reading Level: Expert
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