Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
Strengths of the Course
Students who learn with these materials will:
- Obtain a global perspective of coastal landscapes, the processes responsible for their formation, diversity and change over time,.
- Understand impact of processes include tectonic settings, effects of glaciation, sediment supply, and wave and tidal energy on coastal evolution.
- Appreciate socioeconomic and policy responses to current biophysical changes in the coastal zones around the world.
- Recognize the impacts of sea level rise and its local effects on communities.
- Understand engineering solutions to projected sea level rise impacts such as coastal flooding and habitat loss in coastal areas.
In working with data, students will:
- Evaluate hazards such as hurricanes and tsunamis and effects on coastal populations.
- Analyze sea level rise records, shoreline erosion rates along barriers, hurricane track maps, tsunami wave height data and other major influences affecting coastal evolution.
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to real-world coastal issues that affect human populations.
- Design engineering and solutions for pressing coastal issues.
Table of Contents
- Instructor Materials: Overview of the Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society Course
Section 1Introduction to the Coastal Zone: Society, Landforms, and Processes Section 2Long and Short-term Processes of Change and Their Impacts on Society Section 3Coastal Engineering and Societal Response to Coastal Hazards Section 4Society and Policy Making
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