Studying Storm Surge

A state panel got a computer-animated look at how storm surges and rising sea levels might affect eastern Virginia.

The Governor's Commission on Climate Change met Tuesday at the College of William and Mary. Besides discussing ecology and emissions, the panel looked at a computer model of Tidewater that can display the possible effects of a combination of rising sea level and hurricane-driven storm surges along the coast and inland.

The simulation was created by programmers at the Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation in Suffolk.

The 32-member group is chaired by Natural Resources Secretary Preston Bryant.


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