ERTH 2415 V - Natural Disasters

Physical characteristics and causes of natural disasters of geological origin such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, hurricanes and meteor impacts. Discussion on historical perspective, societal impact and mitigation strategies. Emphasis on Canadian case histories. Precludes additional credit for ERTH 1003 (no longer offered). Prerequisite(s): second-year standing in any degree program. With the exception of the Minor in Earth Sciences, available as a free elective only in any B.Sc. program, including Earth Sciences.

This course will explore a number of natural disasters as we work to understand their causes, describe their characteristics, examine their impact on people and infrastructure and be aware of mitigation strategies. We will also learn how to extract information from maps, geological cross sections and graphs.

CRN for section V: 21237

CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 21238

In-class lecture time & location:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:35pm to 5:25pm, C264 LA

Instructor: Mareike Adams

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