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Coastal hazards: hurricanes, tsunamis, coastal erosion

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Abstract

Oceans are the largest geographic feature on the surface of the Earth, covering approximately 70% of the planet's surface. As a result, oceans have a tremendous impact on the Earth, its climate, and its inhabitants. The coast or shoreline is the boundary between ocean environments and land habitats. By the year 2025, it is estimated that approximately two-thirds of the world's population will be living within 200 kilometers of a coast. In many ways, we treat the coast just like any other type of land area, as a safe and stable place to live and play. However, coastal environments are dynamic, and they constantly change in response to natural processes and to human activities.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Coastal hazards: hurricanes, tsunamis, coastal erosion
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General Information Product
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Water Resources Program
Description:
Elementary School Poster; Middle School Poster; Black and White Poster; Spanish Translation