Science and Technology for Disaster Mitigation 1A: Understanding Natural Hazard  (3400013)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Professor SUZUKI, Yasuhiro
Professor YAMAOKA, Koshun
Professor TOBITA, Jun
Professor NODA, Toshihiro
Professor MIZUTANI, Norimi
Professor MORI, Masafumi
Associate Professor HORI, Kazuaki
Credits  :  2
Semester  :  Spring
Class schedule  :  Fri.   2nd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 2/Environmental Studies Hall
This class explains the natural phenomena that cause disasters and the mechanisms of disasters, and learns the basic concept of natural disaster countermeasures.
After compiling basic knowledge on natural disasters, students will take a bird's-eye view of the current state of hazard assessment and disaster prevention measures, and comprehensively consider and discuss how to reduce damage in the future based on the actual situation. (DP3)
The first lesson will start on 17, April.
As we cannot have normal lessons due to the CORONA, you should access to NUCT system and take instruction.

1. Introduction
1-1. Introduction (1):Lessons from the Great Earthquakes
1-2. Introduction (2):Hazard maps and disaster mitigation
2. Earthquakes and faulting
2-1. Active faults and intraplate earthquakes
2-2. Huge inter-plate earthquakes
3. Civil and geotechnical engineering for disaster mitigation
3-1. Ground disaster - with a focus on liquefaction –
3-2. Tsunami and Storm Surge -Mechanism and countermeasures
4. Seismic engineering for disaster mitigation
4-1. Seismic engineering for disaster mitigation
4-2. Estimation of strong ground motion and related disaster
5. Volcanology and eruption disaster
5-1. Mechanism of volcano and its eruption
5-2. Eruption forecast and disaster mitigation
6. Meteorology related to weather disaster
6-1. Weather hazard and its prevention
6-2. Global warming and weather hazard
7. Geo-environmental changes and disaster
7-1. Alluvial plain formation and disaster
7-2. Global environmental changes

After each class, students will be requested to submit a report summarizing own thoughts.
There are no prerequisites.
Grading Criteria
Achievement is assessed by active participation in classes (30%) and reports (70%). The report is evaluated based on the level of understanding of the lecture content and the logical composition of one's own opinion. A passing grade is predicated on the ability to discuss on natural disasters using knowledge and concepts learned through the course.
Course Textbook
Although not specified, students are required to actively read the relevant literature introduced in the class and use it in report creation.
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Reference books will be introduced as needed during class.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Japanese and English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
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