Earth and atmospheric processes; Geological hazards; Earthquakes; Volcanic eruptions; Landslides; Tsunami.
This MSc provides an introduction to geohazards, research methods and field techniques, together with advanced courses in seismology, volcanology, hydrogeological hazards and meteorology.
Coordinator: Dr Stephen Edwards
- Module Details
Title Geological and Geotechnical Hazards UG Code GEOL0048 Coordinator Dr Stephen Edwards Other Contributors Dr Simon Day, Professor Adrian Chandler, Professor Joanna Faure Walker plus guest lectures Term 1 Credits 20 Written Exam 70% Coursework 30% Pre-Requisites Maths & Stats Content and Requirement Total Number of Hours of Student Work 200 hours Hours of Lectures/Seminars 56 hours Hours of Study 144 hours Hours of Tutorials 0 Days of Fieldwork 0 Other None
- Seismic risk: causes of earthquakes, measuring earthquakes, importance of geological data, earthquake hazards, building vulnerability and performance, anti-seismic design, hazard and risk assessment, zoning, monitoring and forecasting, loss modelling, earthquake bonds, risk to critical facilities
- Volcanic risk: hazard types and mechanisms, monitoring and forecasting, mitigation and management, insurance aspects, medical issues
- Landslides: mechanisms and hazard, monitoring and forecasting, engineering aspects, management and mitigation
- Climate change and geological hazards
- Dam and reservoir safety
- Radioactive waste issues
- The ecnomic hazard of future oil supply
Provide an introduction to geological and geotechnical hazards, their impacts and consequences, and the Earth processes and mechanisms that underpin them.
This course will provide students with a sound grasp of the characteristics of the full range of geological and geotechnical hazards, the mechanisms and processes associated with their formation and occurrence, and their potential impact on society, economies, and insurance portfolios.