Storm Surge

Waves and storm surge crash over Ocean Drive in Newport Rhode Island, USA
Extreme storms can cause devastating erosion and leave beachfront houses teetering on cliff edges. But new research finds storms might also help replenish beaches by bringing in new sand from deeper waters.
Front page of the Sea'ties Declaration
Mayors and governors of the world’s coastal cities call relevant stakeholders, building on the «Cities Race to Resilience» campaign, to scale-up mitigation and adaptation to limit the impacts of sea level rise on cities, communities and their territories.
Image from the portal shows storms across West Africa on 27 April 2022
An online portal developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will enable forecasters in West Africa to provide communities with earlier and more reliable warnings about large storms.
Storm surge affecting a structure
The study analyzed tide gauge observations along coastlines in Europe, and the researchers have plans to further develop the method for use in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Storm surge hitting a light house
A Nature-published study led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has quantified for the first time that contributions from human activity may have already altered the likelihood of storm surge extremes.
Dhaka, Bangladesh: The Buriganga river is always busy with wooden boats and passenger ferries.
Bangladesh and the Netherlands are both situated in low-lying lands, making them prone to floods. As a result, both countries have found benefits in cooperation around flood control and water management.
Pink water tube on the shore in Frederikssund in Denmark to prevent flooding from Storm Malik.
As one of the most developed countries in Europe with a high per-capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), it is important to understand the scale of flood risk in Denmark.
Machine learning study tracks large-scale weather patterns, providing baseline categories for disentangling how aerosol particles affect storm severity
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This study presents and implements a framework for calculating optimal risk-informed design heights. The work identifies levee and floodwall design heights that minimize the total system cost and expected flood losses over 50 years.
Bostonians may have grumbled about digging out from almost 2 feet of snow after a historic snowstorm clobbered the Northeast in late January 2022, but it shouldn’t have been a surprise.