GEO-SCI 557 - Coastal Processes

Spring
2022
01
3.00

Jonathan Woodruff

TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM

UMass Amherst
30210

Morrill Sci. Ctr. (II) rm 245

woodruff@cns.umass.edu
This upper level undergraduate and graduate course discusses governing processes in the coastal zone including sea level change, tides, waves, storms, flooding, estuarine dynamics and dynamic coastal landforms (e.g. beaches, marshes, deltas, etc.). Student are taught common computer coding techniques to analyze modern tide gauge, wave buoy, stream flow, and other instrumental observations from coastal, estuarine and coastal river environments. While the focus is on coastal processes, the course teaches common techniques in coding and time series analysis via Matlab that could be applied to a broad suite of problems and environments (e.g. extreme value theory, harmonic & spectral analysis, etc.). Familiarity with some basic computer coding is ideal but not required.

Additional fees are associated with this section.

Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.