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storm surge
storm surge Encyclopedic Entry

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6-12+

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Geography, Science

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A storm surge is a rise in sea level that occurs during tropical cyclones, intense storms also known as typhoons or hurricanes

estuary
estuary Encyclopedic Entry

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Geography, Science

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An estuary is an area where a freshwater river or stream meets the ocean. When freshwater and seawater combine, the water becomes brackish, or slightly salty.