Use the links below to review and assess your learning.
Start with the "Important Terms and Concepts" to ensure you know the
terminology related to the topic of the chapter and concepts discussed.
Move on to the "Review Questions" to answer critical thinking
questions about concepts and processes discussed in the chapter. Finally,
test your overall understanding by taking the
USGS Public Lecture Series: "Hurricanes and Our Changing Coasts" (July, 2009) Description from the site: "In September 2008, Hurricane Ike destroyed nearly every house in the Gulf-front community of Gilchrist, just north of Galveston Texas. In addition to storm surge and battering waves, the land on which the houses were built contributed to the disaster by changing in shape and elevation. Dr. Sallenger will explain how the coast changes during extreme storms—such as Hurricanes Isabel, Katrina, and Ike—and what this means for our coastal developments today and in the future."
the Beach" News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS) August 22, 2003 report
on California's coastal erosion problem.
The Sea Floor The Earth Revealed (Annenberg/CPB)
This segment examines the research submersibles and
indirect methods used to study the bottom of the ocean, providing a look
at volcanic activity, formations such as the continental shelf
and mid-ocean ridges, and life forms living at extreme depths. One-time, free
registration may be required to view film. (29:00) Go to the
Earth Revealed site and scroll to "The Sea Floor". One-time, free
registration may be required to view film.
Conservation Medicine: What the Oceans are Telling Us (WGBH Forum
Network) From the site: "This
talk analyzes how human impacts on the world's oceans have devastated
populations, species and ecosystems at a rapid scale, and how methodologies
to assess marine ecosystem health are grossly lacking."