Hurricanes and tempests; Storms; Tornadoes; Floods; Space weather; Climate change
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 Meteorological Hazards UG Code GEOL0049 Coordinator Dr Stephen Edwards Other Contributors Prof Mark Saunders, Dr Adam Lea, and guest tutors Term 2 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
- Introduction to atmospheric and hydrological processes
- Methods of observing extreme weather, and sources of extreme weather data
- Climate variability and climate oscillations
- Large scale windstorms: hurricanes, typhoons, winter extra-tropical cyclones
- Floods and other hydrological hazards: river floods, coastal floods, drought, wildfires
- Temperature and temperature extremes: heatwaves, cold waves, frost and ice storms
- Thunderstorm-related hazards: tornadoes, hail, lightning
- Space weather: solar effects on the Earth environment and their socio-economic impacts
- Modelling windstorm and flood losses
- Windstorm and flood damage in the UK
- Flood monitoring and mitigation
- Flood and windstorm engineering
- Insurance aspects of flooding and climate change
- Weather derivatives
Provide an introduction to meteorological hazards, their impacts and consequences, and the processes and mechanisms that underpin them.
Understanding the processes and mechanisms that cause and contribute towards meteorological hazards in the context of potential impacts on people, infrastructure and wealth concentrations.