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Volcanology is the study of the physical processes that drive volcanic eruptions, and the products of those eruptions, in relationship to both present-day eruptions and the signatures of those preserved in geological record. Present-day volcanism is a major natural hazard that can cause catastrophic effects on the environment and humankind. Understanding of the physical processes which lead to volcanic eruptions and the dispersion of the products of volcanism are the key to monitoring, mitigation and management of volcanic hazards globally. This course will build on basic geological and geographical principles and knowledge to provide a detailed insight into recent developments in our understanding of volcanism on Earth. Geophysical and other remote sensing methods of volcano monitoring will form an integral part of the course. The mitigation and management of volcanic hazards requires communication between scientists and the general public who are at risk, and consequently emphasis will be placed on providing technical and non-technical reports to guide the population at large.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course will address:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
100% In course assessment
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Create||Students will be able to contribute to group activities including presentations|
|Factual||Understand||An understanding of modern geophysical methods used in remote sensing of volcanoes|
|Factual||Understand||Interpretation of data from remote sensing devices to monitor active volcanoes|
|Factual||Create||An ability to produce a technical reports suitable for use by educated and enlighted non-specialists|
|Factual||Remember||Understanding the physical processes controlling volcanic eruptions and their products|
|Procedural||Create||Ability to present complex information to the general public.|
|Factual||Analyse||Use of numerical data to produce models for lava behaviour and to produce graphical output for analysis.|
|Reflection||Apply||Be able to critically appraise the validity of numerical models in the solution of real-world problems|
|Conceptual||Analyse||The ability to use numerical models to make predictions about severity of eruptions|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Being able and prepared to make critical comments on others work|