FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGCIVIL ENGINEERING

CE761 MARINE HAZARDS AND TSUNAMIS

Course Code: 5620761
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET CEVDET YALÇINER
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

This course is designed as an elective course. This course aims to give the basic information to interested graduate students on marine hazards and tsunamis, their sources, characteristics and implications on coastal structures.

Course Content

Structure of oceans and oceanic areas, general characteristics of marine hazards, basic wave mechanics, classification of long ocean waves, sources and characteristics of marine hazards, swell, seiche, free oscillations, resonance, marine hazards related to large scale atmospheric disturbances, freak waves, global and historical tsunamis, local and tele tsunamis, characteristics and classification of tsunami generation mechanics, propagation and coastal amplifications, shallow water and boundary effects, inundation, runup and implication of tsunami waves on coastal structures, intensity and magnitude concept, paleo and post marine hazard surveys, modeling techniques, assessment, mapping, simulation, animation, visualization, monitoring, detection, warning, awareness, participation and mitigation of marine hazards and tsunamis.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner is expected to be able to describe and explain the basic information on marine hazards and tsunamis, their sources, characteristics and implications on coastal structures, prepredness, and mitigation measures.