Coastal Engineering: Hurricanes - The Basics (RV-6145)
This 2-hour online course covers the fundamentals of hurricanes - the most devastating storms in the coastal zone. These storms reoccur on a seasonal basis and must be understood and considered a major factor in every project designed within the coastal zone and in some areas, far inland.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course you will understand:
•The basic vocabulary of hurricanes
•The destructive forces generated by hurricanes
•The basic mechanics of hurricane generation
•The importance of describing and predicting hurricane strikes along the coastline
•The classification and terminology of hurricanes
•The impact of waves and storm surge from hurricanes on shorelines and coastal structures
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