Course Number 0341-3018-01
Course Name Natural Hazards
Academic Unit Faculty of Exact Sciences -
Lecturer Prof Colin PriceContact
Lecturer Dr. Hillel BlochContact
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Office Hours By appointmentBuilding: Kaplun Math , Room: 314
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Office Hours By appointmentBuilding: Kaplun Math , Room: 216 א
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 3
Semester 2020/2
Day Mon
Hours 08:00-11:00
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

This course covers a broad range of natural hazards occurring in Space, in the Atmosphere and on Earth. It starts with two classes introducing hazard, risk and vulnerability assessment, as well as natural process monitoring, forecasts, predictions and alert systems. Space hazard classes present space weather and solar storms . Atmospheric hazard classes address a wide range of meteorological and climate hazards, including storms, floods, hurricanes, drought, heat waves and wildfires. Earth hazards classes focus on various slope instabilities, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. The penultimate class is dedicated to mitigation techniques, education and prevention, vulnerability assessment, resilience enhancement, rescue and reconstruction as well as the social and economic impact of these hazards. The last class is an open forum during which each participant presents a 10-minute long TED talk on a natural hazard of his/her choice and innovative mitigation strategies.

Full syllabus is to be published
Course Requirements

Final Exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
Full requirements as stated in full syllabus

PrerequisiteIntroduction to earth sci (03411201) +Introdu. Atmosp (03411200)

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