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Storm Surge

Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006230478X
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A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planet’s changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future. Was Hurricane Sandy a freak event—or a harbinger of things to come? Was climate change responsible? What connects the spiraling clouds our satellites saw from space, the brackish water that rose up over the city’s seawalls, and the slow simmer of greenhouse gases? Why weren't we better prepared? In this fascinating and accessible work of popular science, atmospheric scientist and Columbia University professor Adam Sobel addresses these questions, combining scientific explanation with first-hand experience of the event itself. He explains the remarkable atmospheric conditions that gave birth to Sandy and determined its path. He gives us insight into the sophisticated science that led to the forecasts of the storm before it hit, as well as an understanding of why our meteorological vocabulary failed our leaders in warning us about this unprecedented storm—part hurricane, part winter-type nor’easter, fully deserving of the title “Superstorm.” Storm Surge brings together the melting glaciers, the shifting jet streams, and the warming oceans to make clear how our changing climate will make New York and other cities more vulnerable than ever to huge storms—and how we need to think differently about these long-term risks if we hope to mitigate the damage. Engaging, informative, and timely, Sobel’s book provokes us to rethink the future of our climate and how we can better prepare for the storms to come.

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dean Koontz,Chuck Dixon,Rik Hoskin
Editor: Dynamite Entertainment
ISBN: 1524100900
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Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge by Dean Koontz,Chuck Dixon,Rik Hoskin Summary

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents an all-new, in-continuity story set within the universe of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein novel series. While healing from a beating she suffered at the hands of Victor Helios (the madman once known as Dr. Frankenstein and her own maker), Erika Five decides to leave the comfort of her glassed-in porch and bottle of cognac to explore Victor's secret home lab, which she believes is an antechamber to something more sinister. With the help of a decapitated head named Karloff, Erika finds a secret lab and within discovers that Victor's experiments are not limited to his attempts at creating a race of super-immortals. No, he has constructed a mirror-like portal to another universe... one of infinite realities that Victor is trying to bridge for his own horrible reasons!

Storm Surge

Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Taylor Anderson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101614161
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Storm Surge by Taylor Anderson Summary

In the Pacific, as USS Walker is repaired and updated after a previous battle and Matt Reddy is healing from his wounds, planning begins for a bold raid on the very heart of the Grik Empire. But time is running out for the Alliance army in Indiaa, and the Allied forces in the west must gather in an unprecedented land, air, and sea campaign to destroy the mighty Grik battle fleet and break through to their relief. All other plans go on hold when the attempt proves more difficult—and more heartbreakingly costly—than anyone imagined. Meanwhile, the struggle continues on other fronts near and far: in the jungles of Borno in distant southern Africa and in the Americas, where the Allies are finally learning the terrible truth about the twisted Dominion. The Alliance is on the offensive everywhere, but their enemies have a few surprises, including new weaponry and new tactics...and a stunning geographic advantage that Reddy never suspected. Until now.

Storm Surge

Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katie Peterson-Hernandez
Editor: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480878774
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Storm Surge by Katie Peterson-Hernandez Summary

The little boat hides from sailors, not wanting to go out on the open sea. She is afraid of what might happen out there since she's so little, but she soon hears the stories from other boats. It sounds exciting out beyond her dock, so she decides it is time to go on an adventure. She feels so lucky when a skipper chooses her to take out on the water. The little boat is honored to be chosen, and she swells with pride. However, it’s not long before a sudden storm swoops in, endangering the skipper and his crew. The little boat is tossed to and fro, and it seems as though she might break. Will she fight, or will she give up and sink? When the skipper gets scared, the little boat knows what she must do! In Storm Surge, colorful images and lyrical rhyme engage readers in a harrowing tale that highlights what it means to dig deep and persist even when the going gets tough.

Storm Surge

Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rene Gutteridge
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414329172
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FBI agent Mick Kline is forced to work with Libby Lancaster on his latest case and as he searches for the truth about a ten year old murder case, his feelings for his new partner grow more complex and threaten the case.

Storm Surge

Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Neil Martin
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465314628
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Storm Surge by William Neil Martin Summary

Sgt.Garland Flowers, a homicide detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, has a dilemma. He loves his wife and he loves his job, but his two loves are not compatible. This conflict is causing the breakup of his marriage and any hopes for a normal home life. The long hours, constant demands of the job, and Garlands preoccupation with his cases have caused the couple to separate. The turmoil in his personal life, though, does not compare with what is in store for him in his latest case. Garland and his partner, Archie Penner, are called to investigate a murder in a ghetto community adjacent to the city of Los Angeles. The scene they encounter resembles a disaster area. "The place looks like a cyclone went through it" is how the deputy at the scene describes it. A triple murder, including a pre-adolescent girl, has been perpetrated. The apartment has been left in shambles, with furniture thrown about as if by a raging storm. Two of the victims, a man and a woman, are in the master bedroom. The mans neck is broken and the woman has been strangled. Both appear to have been dispatched by an incredibly powerful assailant. In the other bedroom is their child, the product of a racially mixed marriage. The body of the child is neatly laid out in repose. She has been smothered. No items in the room have been displaced ... quite a contrast from the other rooms. Further assessment of the crime scene rules out robbery as a motive. Could this crime have been racially motivated? The crime has all the earmarks of an act of personal rage. With little to go on, no fingerprints, no witnesses or other clues as to the perpetrators identity or motive, the detectives have no place to turn. That is, until another multiple homicide two weeks later gives Flowers his first break. A thumbprint has been lifted from the second crime scene. The fingerprint identifies the suspect as a man by the name of B.C. Jones, a recent parolee from Soledad Prison. Jones is six feet six inches in height and weighs 280 pounds, and none of it is fat. His chest and arms are massive. For six years he has been lifting weights in prison, where he was sent for killing his father. He committed the crime with his bare hands. Jones is a mulatto, the product of a black father and a white mother. He is also simple-minded, having endured a childhood of constant physical abuse. He is a social outcast, and is extremely bitter about his racially mixed blood. In his mind, his lack of racial identity is the root of all of his problems, and he feels compelled to do something about it. During the course of the investigation Sgt. Flowers pieces together the psychological puzzle that motivates Jones to commit these murders. Meanwhile, Jones discovers that he has been named as the suspect in these crimes and flees to the home of his only known relative, an aunt who lives in Gulfport, Mississippi. While staying with her he is arrested for a minor offense. A routine record check is made, and the Gulfport Police Department learns that Jones is wanted for murder in Los Angeles. The L. A. County Sheriffs Department is immediately notified. Sgt. Flowers is assigned the task of traveling to Mississippi to pick up the prisoner and return him to Los Angeles for trial. The Deep South is not a place Flowers has ever given any thought of visiting. After all, this is 1969, and desegregation is still new to these parts ... and Garland Flowers happens to be black. Born and reared in California, he has heard horrifying stories of how blacks are treated in the South, and is concerned about the kind of cooperation and assistance he will receive from the Southern law enforcement officers. But his reception is not what he expects. The absence of racial prejudice that he encounters upon

Storm Surge

Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T.J. MacGregor
Editor: Crossroad Press
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Trish MacGregor's atmospheric, pulse-pounding novels featuring the husband and wife team of Quin St. James and Mike McCleary have earned her legions of fans. In her hardcover debut she ups the ante, in an ambitious, suspenseful, unputdownable story of greed, overwhelming ambition, and spirits of the dead in the magical but dangerous city of Miami. Quin St. James, now a mother as well as a crack private investigator, leaves her home north of the city to get to the bottom of the mysterious death of old friend and mentor Charlie Potemkin, a criminologist and former instructor at the CIA Academy in Langley, Virginia. A series of cryptic notes and photographs, which Charlie mails to friends right before his death, provides fragments of a puzzle Quin is determined to piece together with the aid of her husband and partner. All paths in the investigation seem to lead back to Lawrence Crandall, a real-estate developer with grandiose plans to turn Miami Beach into a fabulous Deco-inspired resort. The Sea Witch, former home to Charlie Potemkin and other retirees, sits smack in the middle of a stretch of beach Crandall must have to complete his schemes. Leaving their daughter in the care of her aunt, Quin and Mike set out to penetrate the layers of intrigue that surround Crandall and his associates. As Mike McCleary conducts his own investigation with the help of Boone, a retired gumshoe, Quin finds herself in grave danger, and torn psychically by the conflicting demands of her profession and motherhood. T. J. MacGregor weaves the shadowy movements of a Latin American hitman, Santeria, and mysterious activities at a dry-out clinic for old spooks (CIA agents) into this masterful story, which builds to an almost unbearable level of suspense. Hovering over all of the city and its people is the oncoming storm, casting everything in the novel in an apocalyptic, electrifying light.

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge #1

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge #1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dean Koontz,Chuck Dixon
Editor: Dynamite Entertainment
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Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge #1 by Dean Koontz,Chuck Dixon Summary

An all-new original story! From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Welcome to the mystery, the myth, the terror, and magic of Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein. While healing from a beating she suffered at the hands of Victor Helios — once Dr. Frankenstein — and her own maker, Erika Five decides to leave the comfort of her glassed-in porch and bottle of cognac to go exploring into Victor’s secret home lab, which she believes is an antechamber to something more sinister. With the help of the bodiless head Karloff and his disembodied hand, Erika finds a secret lab and within sees experiments revealing Victor’s attempts to do more than create a race of super-immortals… and a mirror-like portal to another universe, one of infinite realities Victor is trying to bridge for his own horrible reasons!

Storm Surge

Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Celia Ashley
Editor: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1601837585
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Storm Surge by Celia Ashley Summary

Named after a goddess who turns her lovers to stone, an insular New England coastal town holds more secrets than it can keep... Torn from her hometown and her father as a child, Paige Waters' last memory of both is fraught with mystery and confusion. Now, sixteen years later, with both her parents gone, Paige returns to Alcina Cove, certain there is more to the painful story than she's been led to believe. The answers must lie within the community, buffered from the larger world by the sea; but when she finds the townspeople more reticent than ever, her only hope is the intriguing man who lives in her childhood home--if she can break down his reserve... A fisherman turned writer, Liam Gray is haunted by secrets of his own, some of which are deeply entangled with the closure Paige seeks. But as he and Paige grow intimate, their attraction building, Liam finds himself torn between truth and betrayal. Whichever he chooses will risk his future with Paige and cause someone pain--until an even greater danger leaves him no choice... Praise for Celia Ashley's Dark Tides "A darkly seductive tale filled with unpredictable twists and turns. . .A smoothly written and creatively detailed thrill ride." –Affaire de Coeur, 4 Stars and Reviewer's Pick "A top-notch tale filled with danger and mystery, all wrapped around a spicy romance." –Romance Reviews Today "An incredible riveting story, Dark Tides takes the reader on a turbulent ride of intense emotions blended with suspenseful mystery." –Romance at Heart

Predicting Storm Surges: Chaos, Computational Intelligence, Data Assimilation and Ensembles

Predicting Storm Surges: Chaos, Computational Intelligence, Data Assimilation and Ensembles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Siek
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466553480
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Predicting Storm Surges: Chaos, Computational Intelligence, Data Assimilation and Ensembles by Michael Siek Summary

Accurate predictions of storm surge are of importance in many coastal areas in the world to avoid and mitigate its destructive impacts. For this purpose the physically-based (process) numerical models are typically utilized. However, in data-rich cases, one may use data-driven methods aiming at reconstructing the internal patterns of the modelled processes and relationships between the observed descriptive variables. This book focuses on data-driven modelling using methods of nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory. First, some fundamentals of physical oceanography, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, computational intelligence and European operational storm surge models are covered. After that a number of improvements in building chaotic models are presented: nonlinear time series analysis, multi-step prediction, phase space dimensionality reduction, techniques dealing with incomplete time series, phase error correction, finding true neighbours, optimization of chaotic model, data assimilation and multi-model ensemble prediction. The major case study is surge prediction in the North Sea, with some tests on a Caribbean Sea case. The modelling results showed that the enhanced predictive chaotic models can serve as an efficient tool for accurate and reliable short and mid-term predictions of storm surges in order to support decision-makers for flood prediction and ship navigation.

Secrets of the Tide

Secrets of the Tide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J D Boon
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782424350
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Secrets of the Tide by J D Boon Summary

This postgraduate level text and reference treatise introduces readers to tides, tidal currents, storm-surges and sea level trends in coastal regions. The book is based on tidal waters of Maryland, Virginia, Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic regions known to the author, and also provides international examples from the UK and different locations around the world, which allows readers to compare and contrast tidal regimes and to perform tidal analysis from data in their own environment. It is an important book for teachers, researchers, planners and engineers responsible for coastal defences as well as new infrastructure and waterway modification in ports and harbours. The wealth of informative detail and data provided makes this text worthwhile for readers who need a wider understanding of this increasingly important topic for coastal zone residents. MATLAB scientific programming language, simple-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) programs are introduced for students, researchers and engineering consultants, available at no cost from MATLAB Central file exchange (http://www GUI programs provide the tools for analysing water level or water current observations, deriving the major tidal constituents, and showing first hand how tide and tidal current predictions are made in addition to producing unrivalled colour graphic visualisations. GUI is the author's tidal analysis and is particularly suited for the investigation of storm surge in coastal waters. Professor Boon has studied tidal behaviour in world coastal zones and here assembles information for public and private use from his capacity as advisor to state and federal authorities and corporate organisations. Introduces tides, tidal currents, storm-surges and sea level trends in coastal regions Provides examples from the US, the Atlantic, the UK and different locations around the world MATLAB scientific programming language and simple-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) programs are introduced for students, researchers and engineering consultants

Marine Climate and Climate Change

Marine Climate and Climate Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ralf Weisse
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540684916
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Marine Climate and Climate Change by Ralf Weisse Summary

Marine environmental conditions such as storms, storm surges and wave heights are directly experienced by, for example, off-shore operations or coastal populations. The authors review and bring together the state-of-the-art and present day knowledge about historical changes, recent trends and concepts on how marine environmental conditions may change in the future as well as discuss models and data problems.

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge #4

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge #4 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dean Koontz,Chuck Dixon
Editor: Dynamite Entertainment
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Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Storm Surge #4 by Dean Koontz,Chuck Dixon Summary

The gale force winds and floodwaters have devastated The Big Easy... but the undead hordes unleashed by Victor Helios will tear the city down at its foundations! Meanwhile, Frankenstein's first creation Deucalion has his monstrous fingers at Erika's throat, while Carson and Michael attempt to figure out what drives the zombie army to their fearsome purpose!

Distant Thunders

Distant Thunders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Taylor Anderson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187999
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Distant Thunders by Taylor Anderson Summary

The skies explode in this thrilling alternate history novel in Taylor Anderson's New York Times bestselling Destroyermen series. After the terrible battle between the men of the destroyer USS Walker and their Lemurian allies against the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy—an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before. With the Walker undergoing much-needed repairs, Reddy knows the Grik have only been fended off, not defeated, and he will need all hands on deck to fight them off when they next attack--but Jenks’ loyalties seem uncertain. As tension between the Allies and the Imperials mount, Reddy will come to realize that his suspicions are not misplaced—and that a greater danger than the Grik is about be revealed...

The Storm Collection: The Splitting Storm / Storm Gathering / Storm Surge

The Storm Collection: The Splitting Storm / Storm Gathering / Storm Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rene Gutteridge
Editor: NavPress
ISBN: 1496416988
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The Storm Collection: The Splitting Storm / Storm Gathering / Storm Surge by Rene Gutteridge Summary

This collection bundles all 3 of Rene Gutteridge’s “Storm” suspense novels into one e-book for a great value! The Splitting Storm: Unsatisfied with the police investigation of his brother’s murder, FBI agent Mick Kline embarks on a journey to discover the truth. A young blind woman holds the key, but her fear for her own life keeps her silent. Readers will be gripped by the suspense and moved by the underlying themes of faith and spiritual blindness in this novel by up-and-coming author Rene Gutteridge. Storm Gathering: In this exciting prequel to The Splitting Storm, we meet Mick Kline at a time when his life is spiraling out of control. Mick finds himself accused of the kidnapping of a woman he hardly knows, and he refuses to turn to his estranged brother for help. Storm Surge: After ten years, FBI Agent Mick Kline thought he had put his past behind him. But when mysterious letters start arriving at his house, Mick finds himself drawn back to a case that had been solved ten years ago—a murder case in which Mick had once been the prime suspect. Mick’s investigation leads him to a man on death row for a crime he claims he didn’t commit and the homicide detective who handled the case. As Mick gets close to discovering the truth, a woman he cares about is kidnapped and held hostage. It’s a race against time as Mick rushes to stop a murderer before he kills again.

A Bloody Storm

A Bloody Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Castle
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1401304680
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The final piece of the Derrick Storm trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle, available exclusively as an eBook short. Derrick Storm is back—this time, with a crack team of ghost CIA operatives. These former agents have all faked their own deaths and now work for the CIA on a strictly secret basis, taking on dangerous and illegal jobs the agency may not officially carry out. They're headed to the Molguzar mountains to look for sixty-billion dollars worth of gold hidden by the KGB before the collapse of the Soviet Union, and taking a perilous detour to rescue FBI agent April Showers from a sociopath torturer. But Storm's loyalties are put to the test as the mission begins to unravel into a bloody mountaintop showdown, and he and Showers must find out the hard way that their assignment may not be what they thought it was...

Storm Runners #2: The Surge

Storm Runners #2: The Surge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roland Smith
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545388325
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Storm Runners #2: The Surge by Roland Smith Summary

Master of middle-grade adventure Roland Smith returns with a second installment in this fast-paced action series. Chase and his friends Nicole and Rashawn have just survived Hurricane Emily, the storm of the century, but their troubles are just beginning. Although they've made it to the safety of Nicole's family's farm--the winter home of the Rossi Brothers' Circus--the floodwaters are rising and they need to reach higher ground. The circus's lions have escaped their cages, and a dangerous and unpredictable leopard is also on the loose. Have Chase and his friends lived through a terrifying night only to face a new disaster?

Handbook Of Coastal And Ocean Engineering

Handbook Of Coastal And Ocean Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kim Young C
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814470600
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Handbook Of Coastal And Ocean Engineering by Kim Young C Summary

This handbook contains a comprehensive compilation of topics that are at the forefront of many of the technical advances in ocean waves, coastal, and ocean engineering. More than 70 internationally recognized authorities in the field of coastal and ocean engineering have contributed articles on their areas of expertise to this handbook. These international luminaries are from highly respected universities and renowned research and consulting organizations from all over the world.This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of shallow-water waves, water level fluctuations, coastal and offshore structures, port and harbors, coastal sediment processes, environmental problems, coastal hazards, physical modeling, and other issues in coastal and ocean engineering. It is an essential reference for professionals and researchers in the areas of coastal engineering, ocean engineering, oceanography, and meteorology, as well as an invaluable text for graduate students in these fields.

The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation

The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Sovacool,Björn-Ola Linnér
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137496738
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The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation by Benjamin Sovacool,Björn-Ola Linnér Summary

Drawing on concepts in political economy, political ecology, justice theory, and critical development studies, the authors offer the first comprehensive, systematic exploration of the ways in which adaptation projects can produce unintended, undesirable results.

The Flooded Earth

The Flooded Earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter D. Ward
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465021719
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The Flooded Earth by Peter D. Ward Summary

Sea level rise will happen no matter what we do. Even if we stopped all carbon dioxide emissions today, the seas would rise one meter by 2050 and three meters by 2100. This—not drought, species extinction, or excessive heat waves—will be the most catastrophic effect of global warming. And it won't simply redraw our coastlines—agriculture, electrical and fiber optic systems, and shipping will be changed forever. As icebound regions melt, new sources of oil, gas, minerals, and arable land will be revealed, as will fierce geopolitical battles over who owns the rights to them. In The Flooded Earth, species extinction expert Peter Ward describes in intricate detail what our world will look like in 2050, 2100, 2300, and beyond—a blueprint for a foreseeable future. Ward also explains what politicians and policymakers around the world should be doing now to head off the worst consequences of an inevitable transformation.