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ES 117 Natural Disasters

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none
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Humans often find themselves directly in the path of natural processes and the natural evolution of landscapes. The course covers a variety of natural hazards and related disasters including flooding, volcanoes, landslides, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunami. These phenomena are studied in the context of geology and earth-system processes contributing to and controlling them, strategies and systems for managing risk, and impacts on socities worldwide.