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#Frankenstorm to Cause Atypical Surges, Flooding: #VTresearch

Released: 29-Oct-2012 9:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: Virginia Tech
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Hurricane Sandy’s size and slow approach will create untraditional flooding and surge patterns. “The wind field is so large it is creating different types of surge,” says Jennifer L. Irish, an authority on the physical impacts of coastal hazards including storm surge, tsunami inundation, and erosion. She is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Also, Robert Weiss, an associate professor of geosciences, has a unique perspective on this coastal threat. He studies the response of the physical environment to tsunami generated by earthquakes, slides and oceanic meteorite impacts and the records that such processes produce.

Call John Pastor at 352-408-3426 or email for their cell numbers.

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