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Natural Hazards - Part-1

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via NPTEL

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Overview

The course introduces students to natural disasters and their phenomenon, ground deformations, land-level changes, event recurrence intervals, associated environmental and depositional changes, sedimentation patterns, and all the related hazards. Some of the well-known natural disasters are earthquakes, landslides, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, storms, and cyclones etc. which cause different types of natural hazards in the associated environment and landscape. This course will emphasize their mechanism, origin, and impacts in the associated regions such as mainland, hilly terrain, floodplain/alluvial plain, and coastal regions etc., and also focus on the approaches for mitigating and minimizing hazards along with related hazard assessment.

Syllabus

Week 1  :  Natural Hazards and Disasters ,Natural Hazards and Disasters ,Human Impact on Natural Disaster, Predicting Catastrophe Mitigating Hazards
Week 2  :  Mitigating Hazards,Plate Tectonics and related Hazards,Plate Tectonics and related Hazards,Plate Tectonics and related Hazards,Earthquakes and their causes
Week 3  :  Earthquakes and their causes,Earthquakes and their causes,Ground Motion and Failures,Ground Motion and Failures Ground Motion and Failures
Week 4  :  Tsunami: Gaint Tsunamis,Tsunami: Gaint Tsunamis ,Tsunami: Generation and Movement,Tsunami: Generation and Movement,Tsunami: Generation and Movement
Week 5  :  Tsunami Hazard Assessment,Tsunami Hazard Assessment,Volcanic Hazard: Eruption-Type of Volcanoes and Tectonic environment,Volcanic Hazard: Eruption-Type of Volcanoes and Tectonic environment,Volcanic Hazard: Eruption-Type of Volcanoes and Tectonic environment
Week 6  :  Landslide and their causes, Type of downslope movement, associated hazard,Landslide and their causes, Type of downslope movement, associated hazard,Landslide and their causes, Type of downslope movement, associated hazard,Land Subsidence and associated hazard,Land Subsidence and associated hazard
Week 7 : Floods and Human Interaction,Flood Frequency and Recurrence Interval,Flood Frequency and Recurrence Interval,Human intervention and mitigation,Human intervention and mitigation
Week 8  :  Storms: Tropical Cyclone,Storms: Tropical Cyclone,Hurricane, Tornado, Storm damage and safety,Wildfires: Fire Process and Secondary effects,Wildfires: Fire Process and Secondary effects. 

Taught by

Prof. Javed Malik

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