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EESC 5535 Coastal Processes (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course is a study of the physical and geological processes responsible for the formation and evolution of coastal environments. The course takes a morphodynamic approach by studying the coupled suite of hydrodynamic processes, seafloor morphologies, and sequences of change. Topics to be covered include: classification of coasts, sea level change, shallow water physical oceanography and sediment transport, and coastal environments (barrier islands and beaches, deltas, estuaries). Includes problem sets and field trip(s) to the coast.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Gail Kineke

Prerequisites: Calculus and physics are recommended.

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Last Updated: 04-Feb-15