coastal environment

Coastal Environment

Contents of Entire Course

Coastal Processes
Waves and Beaches
Coastal Erosion
Wave Erosion
Long Shore Currents and Human Erosion Control
Barrier Beaches
Sea Walls
Opinions on Coastal Processes

adapted to HTML from lecture notes of Prof. Stephen A. Nelson Tulane University

Coastal Processes

Waves and Beaches

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    The wind in a hurricane in the northern hemisphere rotates counterclockwise. Thus as the hurricane moves northerly, as it does at higher latitudes, the winds on the east side of the eye of the hurricane will be much faster than elsewhere around the eye. Likewise the winds on the west side of the eye will be much slower than elsewhere. See the illustration below.