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This course, Volcanic hazards, discusses the various hazards posed by different types of volcanic eruption, illustrated by examples from recent eruptions. The discussion is focused around reading Chapter 5 of Teach yourself volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis by OU volcanologist David Rothery.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the hazards posed by volcanic eruptions and methods to predict, monitor and mitigate risk as well as some notable eruptions
  • understand the contribution that science can make to informed debate on environmental hazards and risk mitigation
  • locate information on specified internet sites, and use this in conjunction with other knowledge to make reasoned deductions.

Course Curriculum

Expand All Collapse All 7 Lectures 2 hours, 30 minutes
Part 1:
1.0 Overview 00:10:00
1.1 Volcanic hazards 00:30:00
Part 2
1.2 Volcanic Ash 00:30:00
1.3 Volcanoes and tsunamis 00:10:00
Part 3
1.4 Lahars, jökulhlaups and gasses 00:45:00
1.5 Test what you’ve learned 00:20:00
Conclusion 00:05:00

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