MASC 314: Coastal Hydrology


Introduction - Hydrologic cycle, coastal setting. Tides, waves, currents and their effects on coastal landforms. Coastal water bodies, water exchanges between coastal water bodies. Tidal land forms – tidal inlets, intertidal flats and coastal wetlands, mangrove ecosystems. Coastal lagoons. Estuaries and River deltas. Anthropogenic impacts on coastal hydrology – Pollution, river dams, sedimentation, port and harbour developments, coastal structures including defence walls, piers and pipelines. Introduction to hydrological modelling.