Syllabus

Chapter 1. Natural Disasters and the Human Population

reading material
reading questionnaires (RQ1 due: 11:00 am February 1, 2017)
lecture notes
RQ1 grades

Chapter 2. Energy Sources and Plate Tectonics

reading material
energy sources reading questionnaires (RQ2 due: 11:00 am February 8, 2017)
energy sources lecture notes
RQ1, 2, Lab1 grades

 

Earth-Moon
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Synchronous rotation of the Moon

plate tectonics reading questionnaires (RQ3 due: 11:00 am February 17, 2017)
plate tectonics lecture notes
videos: black smoker, earthquake distribution, eastern Pacific rise
RQ1-3, Lab1-2 grades

Chapter 3. Earthquakes

reading materials 1, 2, 3, 4
earthquakes lecture notes
earthquakes reading questionnaires (RQ4 due: 11:00 am March 3rd, 2017)
videos: elastic rebound, deformation curve, P wave, S wave, P-S time table, Rayleigh wave, Love wave, Normal fault,Reverse fault, Strike-slip fault

Chapter 4. Tsunami

reading materials
lecture notes
reading questionnaires (RQ5 due: 11:00 am March 24th, 2017)
videos: ocean waves, person killed in tsunami

Chapter 5. Volcanic Hazards

reading materials 1, 2
lecture notes
reading questionnaires (RQ6 due: 11:00 am March 31st, 2017)

Chapter 6. Mass Wasting

reading material
lecture notes
reading questionnaires (RQ7 due: 11:00 am April 14, 2017)
videos: rotational slide, mudflow, earth flow

Chapter 7. Coasts, Beaches and Coastal Storms

reading material
lecture notes
reading questionnaires (RQ8 due: 11:00 am April 21, 2017)
videos: tides, refraction

Chapter 8. Water

reading material
lecture notes
reading questionnaires (RQ9 due: 11:00 am April 28, 2017)
videos: world rivers, drainage basin, hydrograph, urbanization hydrograph, dam hydrograph, St Francis dam failure, Teton dam failure, water level, fluid potential lines


Labs

Lab 1. Maps – An indispensable tool in hazard planning

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Lab 2. Geological Maps – Mapping the hazards

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LAB 3. Population – People at risk

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LAB 4. Plate Tectonics – Locating geological hazards

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LAB 5. Earthquakes I. – Locating an earthquake

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LAB 6. Earthquakes II. – Magnitude and Intensity

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LAB 7. Volcanoes I. – Their Geographic Distribution

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LAB 8. Volcanoes II. – An Important Geological Hazard

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LAB 9. Tsunami – Wall of Water
LAB 10. Coasts – Natural and Manmade Hazards

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LAB 11. Flooding I – Understanding the Workings of Streams

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LAB 12. Flooding II – Predicting and Understanding Flooding

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