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Definition:
A rise above normal sea level on the coast where the Ekman effect, from
strong winds, causes the shallow waters to pile up against the shore.
 


Reference:
Adapted from: Neshyba, S. 1987. Oceanography, Perspectives on a Fluid Earth.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 489.