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Researchers predict growing number of Hurricane Sandy-like storm surges in future
Description: Researchers have developed a computer simulation that estimates storm-related flooding on the New York City coastline--similar in scale to that seen during Sandy--will likely become more common in the coming decades. The worst-case scenario has the frequency increasing by 17 times by the year 2100. Beyond this particular prediction, the new model provides an important new tool that can predict, more accurately than previously possible, the kinds of storm floods that will threaten coastal cities over the next century. [Source: Princeton University]
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Source: Princeton University
Publish Date: 10/10/2016
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