Coastal Processes (2019)

Coastal Processes involves identifying and evaluating processes and factors that contribute to the formation and evolution of coastal landforms, which allows for the prediction of future coastal responses to changing climate and human activities.

Coastal Processes is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Coastal Processes, students must gain 60 points, consisting of EARTH101, EARTH241, EARTH341 and EARTH342.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EARTH101Introduction to Earth System Sciences19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
    A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with a focus on physical processes. Topics covered include coastal processes and hazards; climate change; weathering; erosion and mass movement; soil formation; the hydrological cycle; rive...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EARTH241Oceanography19B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of oceanography: particularly biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanography
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EARTH341Coastal Oceanography19A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf, longwaves, resonance, seiching, methodologies for quantifying processes and coastal responses, waves and surfzone processes.
    EARTH342Coastal Geomorphology and Management19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on understanding of coastal processes, sediments, and evolution of coastal landforms as a basis for coastal management. Topics covered include coastal sediments and processes; coastal landforms, their origin and evolution; coastal hazards and their mitigation; and case studies of coastal issues.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 November 2018 2:19pm

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