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Sea Level Change

Target Audience: Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

Institution: MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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Course Description: This course is an overview of sea level change over geologic time with emphasis on the geologic and climatic mechanisms of change, evidence of past sea level changes, and the impact of expected sea level changes. Topics include: global climate change and eustasy, tectonically-forced sea level change, epeiric seas, transgression and regression sedimentology, coastal geomorphology, and coastal retreat and stabilization issues. Field studies emphasize local evidence for sea level change and human response to changing sea level, such as community displacement, shoreline stabilization, and beach-fill nourishment. This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in the physical and biological marine sciences.

Funding Source: Other

How to Apply: Apply and register online:

Application Closing Date: 07/03/2017

Course Begins: 2017-07-03

Course Ends: 2017-08-04


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