storm surge

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A rise above normal water level on the open coast due only to the action of wind stress on the water surface. Storm surge resulting from a hurricane or other intense storm also includes the rise in level due to atmospheric pressure reduction as well as that due to wind stress. A storm surge is more severe when it occurs in conjunction with a high tide. Also called storm tide, storm wave, tidal wave.

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