GE484 Geofare og skredkartlegging

Kode
GE484

Norsk namn
Geofare og skredkartlegging

Engelsk namn
Geohazards and landslide mapping

Undervisningsspråk
English

Studiepoeng
10,00

Nivå Fordjupingsemne

Kategori
Compulsory module in BSc programme in Geology and Geohazards and in the international study Geohazards and Climate Change (30 ECTS).

Semester
Spring. Block 2.

Forkunnskapar/opptakskrav

Emnet byggjer på:

GE-406 Introduction to Geology
GE-414 Structural Geology
GE-413. Mapping and GIS

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge

Have a broad and general understanding of tsunamis, earthquakes, floods and landslides and how these can influence human society.

Detailed knowledge of different kinds of landslides; the slide process and trigger mechanism.

Skills

Be able to identify and interpret different kinds of traces from landslides in the field.

Competence

Be able to investigate and map previous slide events in an area and to discuss the risk for future events.

Innhald/oppbygging

The course gives an overview of different kinds of geo-hazards; landslides, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes etc. We spend most of the time on landslides and explore rock slides, debris- slides and flows, quick-clay slides and snow avalanches. Examples from these are further investigated through practical exercises. An important part of the course is mapping of slides and risk analysis in the field and to evaluate trigger mechanisms for the various slides and other geo-hazards.

Undervisnings- og læringsformer

Lessons, assignments, excursions and fieldwork

Ekskursjonar

6-7 days. First part is an excursion to look at sites of previous geo hazards (tsunamis, instable bedrock slopes, landslides). In the second part students work on their own mapping old slides and evaluate the risk for future slide events.

For excursions and field work, it is expected that students contribute towards their travel and residence expenses about 1000 NOK.

Arbeidskrav

Approved excursion- and field report

Sluttvurdering

SK Written exam in English, 4 hours. Grading A-F.

Avdeling Avdeling for ingeniør- og naturfag

Institutt Institutt for naturfag

Pensum

General textbook on geohazards, plus papers dealing with landslides , -landslide processes and slope stability

Pensum sist oppdatert av
Stein Bondevik

Pensum sist oppdatert dato
20.01.2017

Godkjent av
Tarald Seldal

Godkjent dato
02.10.2017

Sist revidert av
Stein Bondevik

Sist revidert dato
02.10.2017