Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen
Caption: Storm surges are considered to be the most dangerous and the most destructive aspect of tropical cyclones. The study shows that globally warm years has been associated with a significantly higher risk of extreme hurricane storm surges like the one that followed Katrina, which hit the New Orleans area in 2005 and caused devastating floods and thousands of deaths.
Credit: Credit: LCDR Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC
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