5-2 - Dangers along the shore: Coastal hazards What are the...

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Coastal hazards What are the Hazards? What are the Hazards? Erosion. Wave damage Flooding. Wind damage Weather and Coastal Hazards Weather and Coastal Hazards Weather systems control rate and duration of coastal processes. Weather and Coastal Hazards Weather systems control rate and duration of coastal processes. Determines severity of hazards Weather Basics Troposphere: the lower atmosphere is where weather occurs. 6.2 miles or 10 km thick Weather Basics Stratosphere is above tropospher. contains high speed air currents or “jet streams” These influence storm tracks Weather Basics Weather Basics Troposphere contains warm and cold “air masses”. Boundaries between masses are fronts. Weather Basics Troposphere contains warm and cold “air masses”. Boundaries between masses are fronts. Rising air and instability along fronts = unsettled weather North American Air Masses Cold Front Advancing cold air is a cold front. Warm Front
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2009 for the course GEOL 105 taught by Professor Kohut during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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5-2 - Dangers along the shore: Coastal hazards What are the...

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