Science and Technology for Disaster Mitigation 1A: Understanding Natural Hazard  (000030)
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
Class schedule  :  Fri.   2nd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 2/Environmental Studies Hall
This lecture introduces sciences related to natural hazard and disater mitigation.
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. Huge inter-plate earthquakes
2-2. Active faults and intraplate earthquakes
3. Seismic engineering for disaster mitigation
3-1. Seismic engineering for disaster mitigation
3-2. Estimation of strong ground motion and related disaster
4. Volcanology and eruption disaster
4-1. Mechanism of volcano and its eruption
4-2. Eruption forecast and disaster mitigation
5. Civil and geotechnical engineering for disaster mitigation
5-1. Tsunami and Storm Surge -Mechanism and countermeasures
5-2. Ground disaster - with a focus on liquefaction –
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 and disaster
Grading Criteria
Participation attitude:30%, reports (about 10 timies):70%
Course Textbook
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
PowerPoint slides are made in English, but lecture is in Japanese.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Japanese and English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
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