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ISP203B (section 002) ISP203B (section 002) Natural Hazards and Disasters Natural Hazards and Disasters Professor : Brian A. Hampton Geological Sciences Dept. Geological Sciences Dept.
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Florida Louisiana Mexico GULF OF MEXICO Hurricane Katrina Approaching the Gulf Coast three years ago!
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Myanmar Cyclone, May 2008 >85,000 casualti
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Hurricane Gustev approaches Cuba – then ?
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Grand Forks, ND, April 19, 1997
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Floods, Spring 2008
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Introduce yourself to a neighbor! Name Birthplace? Note what hazards you have experienced » Flood, tornado, earthquake, landslide, hurricane, volcanic eruption, wildfire … What was the most significant natural disaster you or someone you know has directly witnessed?
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Where Were you born? A. Eastern US B. Western US – Rockies & West C. Central US – except MI D. Michigan E. Other
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What was the most significant natural disaster you  or  someone you know  has directly witnessed? A. Flood B. Tornado C. Earthquake D. Hurricane E. Other
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Course Objectives 
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Unformatted text preview: After this course you should be able to: ● minimize your risks of being affected by natural hazards. ● make informed choices of where to live. ● realize how humans influence the chance of hazardous events. ● evaluate scientific issues in the media. ● understand the role of science in public policy. How do you contact me? ● Office: Room 14 Natural Science Bldg (Basement floor) Hours: Tuesday 1-2pm & Other times by appointment ● Email: [email protected] ● Phone: 432-3595 ● If you are having any problems, see me! Textbook ● Natural Hazards and Disasters 2 nd edition ● Read the text material before class – some in class activities will cover material before it is covered in lecture (material from the next lecture)! ● Lectures are designed to be collaborative with active student participation.- I welcome questions or comments during class. If you have a question, others likely are wondering the same thing....
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