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Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard (GEOL0041)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
N/A

Alternative credit options

This module is offered in several versions which have different credit weightings (e.g. either 15 or 30 credits). Please see the links below for the alternative versions. To choose the right one for your programme of study, check your programme handbook or with your department.

  1. Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard (GEOL0052)

Description

The course covers the dynamics of volcanic processes from theoretical and observational volcanology, and includes study of: effusions of lava flows and domes; explosive eruptions: phreatic, strombolian, hawaiian, vulcanian and plinian; magma rheology and dynamics; fracturing of volcanoes; eruption forecasting; hazard evaluation and mitigation.

By the end of this module students will have a knowledge and understanding of:

  • effusive eruptive mechanisms;
  • explosive eruptive mechanisms;
  • eruption precursors and eruption forecasting;
  • volcanic hazard evaluation and mitigation.

 

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
70% Unseen two and a half hour written examination
30% Coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
3
Module leader
Professor Christopher Kilburn
Who to contact for more information
c.kilburn@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
70% Unseen two and a half hour written examination
30% Coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
10
Module leader
Professor Christopher Kilburn
Who to contact for more information
c.kilburn@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.