Coastal Engineering: Storm Surge (RV-6813)
This 1-hour interactive online course covers the basic concepts of storm surges and the factors that cause them. Nine out of ten hurricane fatalities are caused by the storm surge. The nature of the cause, local variations and damages caused are introduced as well as the vocabulary of storm surges, storm surge prediction and tidal datums.
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Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course the student will:
Understand the forces that cause storm surges.
Become familiar with some of the factors that effect the regional variations in storm surges.
Become familiar with the various tidal datums in use today.
Have an appreciation of the significance of storm surges as part of the dangerous and damaging environmental and economic impact of hurricanes and other storm events
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