GEOL-0820 Natural Disasters Spring, 2021


WEEK DATE TOPIC CHAPTER
1 1/20 Overview and Introduction to Energy Sources for Disasters 1-2
   
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        Recitation: NO RECITATION MEETINGS  
           
    2 1/25 Elements and Minerals #
       
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      1/27 Rocks and the Rock Cycle #
       
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        Recitation #1: Mineral Identification  
           
    3 2/1 The Scientific Method & Plate Tectonics #
       
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      2/3 Plate Tectonics: Plate Boundaries and Earth Structure 4
       
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        Recitation #2: Rock Identification  
           
    4 2/8 Earthquakes: Science & Monitoring 3
       
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      2/10 Earthquakes: Mitigation & Tsunami Science 3, 8
       
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        Video Homework: "The Day the Earth Shook" (Nova) #
        Recitation #3: Plate Tectonics  
           
    5 2/15 Tsunamis: Monitoring & Mitigation 8
       
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      2/17 Exam #1 weeks 1-4
        Recitation #4: Earthquakes  
           
    6 2/22 Volcanoes: Lava Properties & Eruption Types 6
       
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      2/24 Volcanoes: Monitoring & Mitigation 7
       
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        Video Homework: "Understanding Volcanic Hazards" (IAVCEI) #
        Recitation #5: Tsunamis  
           
    7 3/1 Landslides Types & Ground Collapse 15
       
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      3/3 Landslides: Assessment, Mitigation and Case Studies 15
       
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        Recitation #6: Volcanoes  
           
    8 3/8 Extreme Heat & Desertification 10
       
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      3/10 Thunderstorms and Lightning 10
       
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        Recitation #7: Landslides  
           
    9 3/15 Tornadoes: Science, Monitoring & Mitigation 10
       
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      3/17 Hurricanes: Science 11
       
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        Recitation #8: Deserts & Extreme Heat  
           
    10 3/22 Exam #2 weeks 5-9
      3/24 NO CLASS: Student Self Care Day  
        Recitation #9: Tornadoes  
           
    11 3/29 Hurricanes: Monitoring & Mitigation 11
       
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      3/31 Hurricanes: Case Studies 11
       
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        Recitation #10: Hurricanes  
           
    12 4/5 Flooding: Science 13
       
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      4/7 Flooding: Monitoring & Mitigation 13
        Video Homework: "Flood!" (NOVA) #
       
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        Recitation #11: Flooding  
           
    13 4/12 Wildfires: History & Science 14
       
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      4/14 Wildfires: Monitoring & Mitigation 14
       
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        Recitation #12: Wildfires  
           
    14 4/19 Mega Disasters: Climate Change 12, #
       
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      4/21 Mega Disasters: Mass Extinction Events 17, #
       
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        Recitation #13: Jeopardy! (final exam review)  
           
    15 4/28 Final Exam: 2:00 - 3:15 weeks 11-14
           
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