CCN: GLY4731 Title: Coastal And Marine Science Credit Hrs: 3.00
Description : 
This course introduces students to physical, biological, and "man caused" processes that occur in the coastal environment. Marine forces that control sediment movement and morphology changes will be examined. These forces, acting on a coastal ocean environment are waves and currents with the latter being generated by waves, winds and/or tides. Together with biological processes and the active and passive action of humans from the Coastal and Marine Science. Topics to be covered include: tides, wave theory, wave and current measurements, wave hindcasting and forecasting, sediment transport, beaches and bars, sediment budget. The goal of the course is to make students aware of the most important physical and biological processes that act in the coastal environment and the role they play in shaping the coastline. After completion of the course students will be able to identify the most important relevant processes for a particular coastal environment (i.e., inner shelf, beach, tidal inlet, estuary), and apply quantitative formulations as related to an environmental and/or engineering study relevant to that environment.
 
Prerequisite(s) : GLY1010
Lec Hrs =   48.00 Lab Hrs =   0.00 Oth Hrs =   0.00 Fees =   0.00

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