FragSysDay1-E114RSs - Guillaume Carazzo Volcanoes Guillaume...

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EOSC 114 The Catastrophic Earth - Natural Disasters Today’s Topics Welcome Team-Teacher Intro Course Goals Disaster Info You Want About This Course Volcanoes Landslides Tsunami Guillaume Carazzo Guillaume Carazzo Guillaume Carazzo Erik Eberhardt Roland Stull Stuart Sutherland 1 A. Nat.Dis./Rare Events • measuring our earth • disasters are rare events B. Materials • characteristics C. Energy • types of energy • build-up / release • conversions D. Is Earth Fragile? • population • humans vs. earth E. Explore Your Background • active learning • current disasters A Fragile System? 2
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Earthquakes • global distrib., plate tectonics • local effects, Cascadia Earthquake Sources • tectonic forces, rock deform. • faults, stress Seismic Energy • ground motion, wave types • seismic waves Human Impact Engineering • earthquakes don’t kill. .. • ground motion, building motion Fields • geology, geophysics, seismology The Shaking Earth 3 Volcanoes • magma / lava properties • eruptive products, landforms • local volcanoes, case studies • threats (lava, lahars, ash, pyroclastic flows, gases,. ..) • monitoring, prediction • plate tectonic setting Fields • geology, volcanology 4
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Waves How they work: water, waves, energy Destructive Ocean Waves • storm surge tsunami seiche rogue waves Waves on Shorelines • erosion • longshore drift • mitigation The Future. .. Fields • oceanography Violent Ocean 5 The Unstable Ground • cause & effect. socioeconomic impacts • causes - triggers - effects • types of mass movements • slope stability: shear strength vs stress • case studies, BC issues, liquifaction • investigation, prevention, mitigation Fields • geological engineering • hydrology, glaciology 6
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Thunderstorms • hail, lightning • downbursts • gust fronts • storm energy Tornadoes Hurricanes Fields • meteorology atmospheric sci. The Turbulent Atmosphere 7 Mass Extinctions • biosphere evolution • timelines, biostratigraphy • biodiversity, fossils • causes of mass extinction K/T Event • dinosaur extinction • Chicxulub Meteorite Impacts • meteors, impact craters • effects on humans Fields • paleontology, • geochronology, • biodiversity 8
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2010 for the course EOSC 114 EOSC 114 taught by Professor Stull during the Spring '10 term at The University of British Columbia.

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