Meteorological Natural Hazards

Primary objective of this lecture is introduce the basic natural processes, historical geographic ranges, and potential impacts of the natural hazards that are not as unique to the coastal zone. Meteorological hazards are weather-related events, such as floods, droughts, landslides, tides, sea level rise, wind, snow, frost, extreme temperature, hail, lightning and fire. Coastal Hazards can be defined as natural hazards that occur within the coastal zone. The hazards discussed in Sessions 8 and 9 can happen in the coastal zone, but occur in other locations as well.