Course Syllabus: GEOG-103
Dynamic Planet: Natural Hazards
A General Studies Course
Department of Geography and Earth Science
Dr. Vijendra (Vijay) K. Boken, Associate Professor
Room 203D, Copeland Hall (COPH), University of Nebraska at Kearney
4 December 2015
Water-one gallon of water per person per
day for at least three days
Food- a three day supply (Non-Perishable)
Battery powered radio, and a NOAA
weather radio with a ton alert and ext
3 December 2013
The article starts out stating how the arctic and Antarctic should change in similar ways but over
the past two decades they have had drastic changes; This conclusion was made in 2007 by
Chapter 2: Energy Flows and
Why study concepts relating
In the first chapter, you learned that many of
the natural disasters involve Movement.
For example, movement of:
water, atmospheric moisture (in the cases
of hurricane, t
Introduction to Dynamic Planet /
What is a Dynamic Planet?
Dynamic: something that changes is called
dynamic (not static)
Planet: refers to the Planet Earth
Changes on the Planet Earth
Chapter 11 continued:
What does the weather mean?
Weather usually refers to a composit view of
the current (within a week or two) values of
the parameters/variables such as:
temperature, precipitation, humidity, air
pressure, solar radiatio
Chapter 13: Hurricanes
It can push massive volume
of water onshore rising sea
level over 20 ft.
It can cause heavy rains and
floods killing people.
How does a hurricane develop?
All of the following should co-exist:
Sea-water temperature sho
The natural disasters so far taught
about in this course
We now move on to:
Chapter 15: Fire
NASA captured images of the 2007 fire in
California using MODIS satellites
Observe the spread of fire within about
Drought is said to have occurred when
the amount of precipitation in a year is
significantly lower than the amount of
precipitation averaged for multiple
Drought occurs every year in some
part of the world.
Book on Agricultu
International Disaster Day
Chapter 14: Floods
When is it celebrated? Find out
Floodhat is a flood?
Floods in Tennessee
A flood means an overflow of water due
to heavy rains.
11 December 2015
1) Please explain the relevance of this class to a generally educated person.
This class is important to everyone even educated people. The class provides
important information abo