Thursday, August 25, 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.