Forecasting storms and hurricanes; Floods and groundwater dynamics; Forecasting floods; Landslide dynamics; Forecasting slope failure; Case studies
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 Alexander Steele
- Module Details
Title Meteorological, Climate and Hydrogeological Hazard UG Code GEOL0053 Coordinator Dr Alexander Steele Other Contributors Dave Tappin, Adam Lea, Harvey Rodda Term 2 Credits 20 Written Exam 70% Coursework 30% Total Number of Hours of Student Work 188 hours Hours of Lectures/Seminars 36 hours Hours of Practicals/Problem Classes None Hours of Tutorials None Days of Fieldwork 1
The course will provide students with an understanding of the modelling of meteorological and hydrogeological hazards, including landslides.
Topics include: analysis of climate and meteorological hazard variability, statistical and dynamic modelling of climate and meteorological hazards; forecast verification; flood estimation; droughts; the dynamics of landslides; and forecasting slope failure.