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Module

CEG3707 : Geohazards and Deformation of the Earth

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Peter Clarke
  • Other Staff: Professor Zhenhong Li
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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.

Practicals:
01: Plate Motions
02: Earthquake Deformation and Seismic Hazard
03: Sea Level Change

Project:
01: Case Study

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable