Coupling between a moving air-pressure disturbance and the sea surface

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ABSTRACT

On 23 November 1953 an atmospheric pressure disturbance travelled eastward across Long Island Sound (east of New York City) at an average speed of 42 ft/sec. Simultaneously, abnormal water level heights were recorded with increasing amplitude in Long Island Sound eastward from New York City. This is explained as a disturbance produced by near resonant coupling between the atmospheric pressure disturbance and the free wave traveling in the region of appropriate depth in the Sound.

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