costal flooding and storm surges


Causes of coatal flooding

physical factors:

  • low perssure weather systems
  • strong offsore winds
  • tsunamis
  • high rainfall
  • tidal currents and surges may be funneled into small inlets

human factors:

  • humans can make physical factors worse, bymanaging coasts and rivers can reduce sediment suply to costal areas, and by building on or reclaiming low lying areas of land

Storm surges are surges


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