For the InstructorThese student materials complement the Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society Instructor Materials. If you would like your students to have access to the student materials, we suggest you either point them at the Student Version which omits the framing pages with information designed for faculty (and this box). Or you can download these pages in several formats that you can include in your course website or local Learning Managment System. Learn more about using, modifying, and sharing InTeGrate teaching materials.
Goals and Objectives
- You will develop an understanding of the mechanics of coastal erosion, and develop the fundamental geospatial and quantitative skills and concepts needed to assess coastal erosion rates.
- You will learn about various classical coastal engineering methods for mitigating coastal hazard risks and be introduced to new alternate options for mitigating coastal hazard risks.
By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
- develop understanding of coastal erosion through exposure to erosion mechanics, and how the interruption of sediment transport is related to downdrift erosion;
- determine erosion rates along a coastline from sequential Google Earth images;
- describe the classical methods of armoring shorelines or mitigating erosion and state their disadvantages;
- explain and contrast innovative approaches to coastal hazard mitigation and describe some alternatives and where they are used presently;
- differentiate between soft versus hard mitigation strategies and state problems associated with each.
Lesson 7 Roadmap
Conscience website (link is external): 1. Interplay of sediment, wind and water 2. The coastal cell as a unifying concept
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