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Midterm: Mon., Feb 6, 1:30-2:50 Final: Fri., Mar. 16, 10:30-12:30

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Textbook
Keller and DeVecchio, 3rd Ed Prentice Hall @Bookstore & Crerar
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4.Five (Semi) Weekly Assignments Two Lab reports Midterm Exam Final Exam Wednesday. 2012 .

due next Friday (midnight) Wednesday.(Semi) Weekly Assignments (x5) • Done electronically on Chalk • Web-based short research Calculations • Assigned Friday. 2012 . January 4.

2012 .edu Wednesday. Place: Hinds 361 Need to change lab sections? Go to https://classes. January 4.PHSC 13600 Natural Hazards Lab sections start next week.uchicago.

2012 .Weather Lab: week of January 30 Tsunami Lab: week of February 27 Hinds 436 Hydrodynamics Lab Wednesday. January 4.

Grading • Homework 30% Lab reports 20% • • Midterm 20% • Final exam 30% All late submissions will be given 80% of the credit Wednesday. 2012 . January 4.

geography and statistics • Underlying physical principles and mechanisms • Methods of observation • Current scientific understanding and forecast skills • Understanding basic risk assessment Wednesday.Course Objectives • Hazard types. 2012 . January 4.

2012 ( ) ## ! 2 %% "q !q %% $$ dS . ln x. e .Math ? x . January 4. sin ! p x +!"÷ a calculator d 2 2 arctan( x + a . dx Wednesday.

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Storm Surge • Thunderstorms. Tornadoes • Snowstorms. Extratropical Cyclones • Floods • Drought/Heat • Wildfires Wednesday. 2012 .Types of Natural Hazards • Hurricanes. January 4.

Types of Natural Hazards • Earthquakes • Tsunamis • Volcanoes • Mudslides and Avalanches • Coastal Erosion • Asteroid Impacts Wednesday. January 4. 2012 .

2012 Affect human interests Disasters Affect society Property damage. loss of lives Catastrophes Major disasters .Some Definitions • Hazards occurring Naturally • • Wednesday. January 4. injury.

Monitoring current events Alert maps http://hisz. 2012 .rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.uk/world/natural-disasters Wednesday. January 4.guardian.co.php Media portals http://www.

Geography of Natural Hazards Wednesday. January 4. 2012 .

2012 .US natural hazard deaths by event type 1970-2004 Borden and Cutter (2008) Wednesday. January 4.

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January 4. 2012 Magnitude of event .What makes a hazard a disaster? • Human population • Improper land use • Wednesday.

2012 .Land Use and Urban Planning Wednesday. January 4.

January 4. 2012 .Land Use and Urban Planning Wednesday.

January 4. 2012 . socio-economic) Human psychology Wednesday.What makes a hazard a disaster? • • Lack of preparedness (personal.

2012 . January 4.Preparedness • • Forecast skill varies depending Knowledge and information on the type of hazards • Drills and contingency planning Wednesday.

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soil composition Wednesday. climate and weather data Rock types. faults. January 4. 2012 .History and Natural Hazards • • History of an area gives clues to potential hazards Natural hazards are repetitive Maps. folds. historical accounts.

5 m. Propagation vectors are marked with black arrows. LEKKAS ET AL. It is clear that tsunami run-up reached a greater height. estimations of tsunami height are higher than the ones recorded by JMA. 2012 The maximum tsunami height was recorded by JMA at Miyako. Figure 2. the tsunami height was measured to more than 10m (Figure 5). one kilometer inland. Contour lines show crust uplift (red) and subsidence (blue) in meters. at March 11 2011. indicative peak run-ups are marked with red triangles and run-up values with black-yellow numbers. Iwate prefecture. except for the cases of peaks. Wednesday. The maximum runup zones indicate areas where runup generally did not exceed the indicated elevation. as concluded by field surveying and disasters. Run-up is defined as “the maximum vertical elevation of a point on initially dry land that is inundated by the waves” [9]. January 4. discussed in the text.312 E. The measurements in Table 1 show first arrival and maximum height in Hokkaido Prefecture . 15:26 JST reaching a height of 8. However. due to local conditions. Tsunami run-up zones for the Tohoku earthquake 11-3-2011.

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Human Behaviors What motivates a person’s behavior when disaster strikes? • • Altruism • Rational response requires Panic vs. January 4. adequate information . 2012 preparedness. Normalcy Bias Wednesday.

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