CEG3707 : Geohazards and Deformation of the Earth
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Peter Clarke
- Other Staff: Professor Zhenhong Li
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce students to a range of active research areas in geoscience, which benefit from the application of geodetic deformation monitoring techniques.
This module introduces students to a range of active research areas in the physical Earth sciences in which geodetic measurement techniques provide valuable constraints on the behaviour of Earth systems. Students will learn about the physical phenomena, the measurement problems, and the manner in which these two interact. The course will concentrate on those areas which are the topics of current research at Newcastle.
Outline Of Syllabus
Plate motions - earthquakes, strain and seismic hazard - ice sheets, glaciers and global deformation - the global water cycle and sea level change - landslide and volcano monitoring.
01: Plate Motions
02: Earthquake Deformation and Seismic Hazard
03: Sea Level Change
01: Case Study
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||Assessment prep for the practicals.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||18||0:30||9:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Essay|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||3:00||9:00||Assessed Practical|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||46:00||46:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Core material is primarily delivered through lectures, supplemented by extensive directed reading from the research literature. Deeper knowledge in an area of the student's choice (from a limited range of options in any one year) will be obtained during an extended essay project requiring further self-directed literature review. Analysis skills will be developed in computer-based practical sessions closely linked with the lecture material.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||70||Unseen written examination|
|Essay||2||M||15||Approx 1000 - 1500 words.|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||15||x 3 Assessed Practicals (satisfactory completion of final report x 200 words.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Practical write-ups will demonstrate the student's ability to apply suitable analysis techniques and geophysical models. A written exam will cover the knowledge and synthesis of the lecture material and directed reading. The extended essay will test research and literature review skills, and deeper knowledge in the chosen topic.