New York Is Building "Living" Wave Barriers to Prepare for the Next Superstorm  

Scientific American May 2019

A project off Staten Island aims to dissipate wave energy hitting the shore

Hurricane Sandy caused widespread havoc when it made landfall in the Caribbean and on North America’s East Coast (as a post-tropical cyclone) in 2012. The storm killed more than 40 people in New York City alone. “Never in its recorded history had the city experienced a storm of this size,” local officials wrote in a report. “Never had a storm caused so much damage. Never had a storm affected so many lives.”

Having trouble accessing this article? Please visit our FAQ page for more information

20197207-D46D-49C5-81FB27BAFFFA3820_cover.jpgExpertise. Insights. Illumination.

Discover world-changing science. Explore our digital archive back to 1845, including articles by more than 150 Nobel Prize winners.

Subscribe Now!D5AF5187-56F7-4844-9937BFECE4B78D53_source.png?w=385&h=375

Source Link

« Previous article Suicide attempts by self-poisoning have more than doubled in teens, young adults
Next article » Diagnosing urban air pollution exposure with new precision