USGS sensors measure coastal storm flooding
Today’s Video of the Day from the USGS describes specialized instruments used to measure the depth and duration of storm surge.
USGS Storm Tide Sensors collect data before, during, and after a coastal storm to help public officials assess the damage.
The data is also used by FEMA and other agencies to identify the regions which were hit the hardest by storm tide flooding and to direct relief efforts to those areas.
In addition, information from the sensors helps improve climate models to better predict storm surge and storm-related coastal changes.
Video Credit: USGS