East Coast storm surges provide unique climate record
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 78, Issue 37, pages 389–397, 16 September 1997
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- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Coastal storms repeatedly hit the U.S. East Coast, costing many billions of dollars in losses. In 1992 Hurricane Andrew alone caused about $35–40 billion in damage. In addition to property damage, coastal storms are the major contributors to beach and dune erosion, overwash processes, and the opening of tidal inlets on barrier islands. What changes, if any, can we expect in coastal storm activity and intensity as global temperatures rise?