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Module 11: Tsunami and Storm Surge Policy part of Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
This module addresses the following policy question: How can the disaster management cycle inform decisions about preparing for and responding to short-term coastal hazards such as tsunami and storm surge?
Module 10: Understanding and Assessing Coastal Vulnerability part of Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
This module provides an introduction to vulnerability, its three dimensions, and a standard vulnerability assessment tool. It addresses the following policy question: How can policy makers use the concept of ...
Society and Policy Making part of Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
Authors: Brent Yarnal, David Retchless, Nathan Frey, Li-San Hung, Pennsylvania State University Summary and Overview In this section: Module 10: Vulnerability to Coastal Hazards Module 11: Tsunami and Storm Surge ...
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Tim Bralower and Brent Yarnal: Using Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society at Pennsylvania State University — Main Campus part of Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
This course provides a global perspective of coastal landscapes, the processes responsible for their formation, diversity, and change through time, as well as societal responses to changes in the coastal zones of the planet. Active learning elements include analyzing real data sets and applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills to real-world coastal issues that affect human populations. Students must complete a capstone project in which they consider a real-world coastal issue from a list of approved cities.