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Ch 32: Physical Science - Coastal Hazards: Homework Help

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The Coastal Hazards chapter of this High School Physical Science Homework Help course helps students complete their coastal hazards homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your coastal hazards homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your coastal hazards homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Formation of hurricanes
  • Causes and effects of a tsunami
  • Effects of coastal erosion and deposition on shoreline features
  • Hard stabilization, beach nourishment and relocation for shorelines

7 Lessons in Chapter 32: Physical Science - Coastal Hazards: Homework Help
What is a Hurricane? - Definition and Formation

1. What is a Hurricane? - Definition and Formation

Hurricanes are powerful storms with sustained winds over 74 miles per hour. They form over warm ocean waters. Learn facts about hurricanes, including how they form, why they rotate and how they get stronger.

Hurricanes: Categories and Effects

2. Hurricanes: Categories and Effects

Hurricanes are strong storms with sustained winds of more than 74 mph. There are 5 categories based on wind speed, with a Category 1 hurricane creating the least damage and a Category 5 creating the most. Learn about hurricanes and their destruction.

The Causes & Effects of a Tsunami

3. The Causes & Effects of a Tsunami

A tsunami is a powerful series of waves that result due to an abrupt disturbance, such as an earthquake. Learn how tsunamis form and grow and discover the devastating effects they can have on people and the environment.

The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

4. The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

Shorelines constantly change due to the pounding of waves that erode coastal structures. Learn about shoreline features that are formed through coastal erosion, such as wave-cut cliffs, wave-cut platforms, sea arches and sea stacks.

The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features

5. The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features

Shorelines constantly change due to the depositing of sand and sediment, which is a process known as deposition. Learn about shoreline features that are created by deposition, such as spits, baymouth bars, tombolos and barrier islands.

Using Hard Stabilization on Shorelines

6. Using Hard Stabilization on Shorelines

Shorelines erode under the force of waves. This changes beaches and can result in property damage. Learn about hard stabilization structures, such as groins, breakwaters and sea walls and how they are used to protect against erosion.

Alternatives to Hard Stabilization: Beach Nourishment & Relocation

7. Alternatives to Hard Stabilization: Beach Nourishment & Relocation

Coastal areas are subject to erosion from waves and wind. Hard stabilization slows erosion but disturbs the aesthetic beauty of the shore and alters the natural ecosystem. Learn here about alternatives, including beach nourishment and relocation.

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