Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Storm Surge Simulation with Google Maps



Florida International University has used Google Maps to create a Storm Surge Simulator for Miami-Dade County in Florida.

Storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. It occurs when water from the ocean is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around a hurricane.

This simulator allows residents of Miami-Dade County to enter an address and visualize the potential risk of a hurricane based on the severity of a storm. 

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