Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1003–1024, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1003-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1003–1024, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1003-2017

Research article 04 Jul 2017

Research article | 04 Jul 2017

Public perceptions of a rip current hazard education program: “Break the Grip of the Rip!”

Chris Houser et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (13 Apr 2017) by Vassiliki Kotroni
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 May 2017) by Vassiliki Kotroni
RR by Olga Petrucci (29 May 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 May 2017) by Vassiliki Kotroni
AR by Chris Houser on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Rip currents pose a major global beach hazard. Despite increased social research into beach-goer experience, little is known about levels of rip current knowledge within the general population. This study describes results of an online survey to determine the extent of rip current knowledge across the United States, with the aim of improving and enhancing existing beach safety education materials. Results suggest a need for locally specific and verified rip forecasts and signage.
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