What is a Storm Surge?
November 3, 2013 | Geology.com
A storm surge is a mound of water produced when a hurricane moves across a large body of water. Driving wind "pushes" the water so quickly that it "piles up" on the water in front of it, producing a mound of water that can be much higher than normal sea level.
One of the Strongest Storms Ever to Hit Philippines
November 7, 2013 | CNN
Super Typhoon Haiyan is not very wide, however it is approaching the Philippines with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour and gusts as strong as 235 miles per hour. It could produce a storm surge of more than fifty feet.
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How Wetlands Respond to Sea Level Rise
December 6, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Thanks to an intricate system of feedbacks, wetlands are remarkably good at building up soils to outpace sea level rise." Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.
Related: Interactive Sea Level Rise Maps