Course Description for Coastal Processes
Prerequisite: PHY 2048, PHY 2049, and MAC 2312
Description: This lectures feature background theory, discussion and a detailed examination of important coastal processes with engineering applications. Course subjects cover a wide range of topics to provide a breadth of knowledge for subjects related to coastal study. Topics include coastal zone features, water wave mechanics, field measurement techniques, longshore and cross-shore sediment transport analysis, beach nourishment theory, coastal structures, tidal inlets, and coastal management. The course presents material at a level necessary to understand many intermediate and advanced processes and relationships.