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5.3 People and Coasts

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 5.3: People and Coasts. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Coastal Flood Hazard Technical Resources, by FEMA
This is a resource for all coastal flood hazard information pertinent to FEMA and the NFIP, including technical modeling and mapping applications such as FEMA Guidelines and Specifications, FEMA accepted coastal models, and the Coastal Hazard Analysis Modeling Program (CHAMP).

Coastal Zones and Sea Level Rise, by EPA
Learn more about how coastal zones are particularly vulnerable to climate variability and change.

USGS Coastal Change Hazards, by USGS
Find resources that focus on hurricanes, tsunamis, sea-level rise, shoreline erosion, wetland destruction, and other issues relevant to coastal zone management and disaster preparedness.

Hazards, by USGS
Find resources on coastal hazzards.

Rising Seas, Coastal Erosion, and the Takings Clause, by EPA
Find resources and information on coastal erosion.

Astronomy Picture of the Day, by NASA
Much of the human population now lives along coastlines, so this chapter is particularly important in helping students to understand the advantages and disadvantages in living along coasts. The famous Earth at Night image illustrates the human predilection to coastal life.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Shores, by University of Kentucky
View an animated module that covers coastal erosion, longshore drift, engineering methods of coasts.

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