Tectonic Geomorphology  (391420)
Department of Social and Human Environment
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Type 1 Subject
Instructor  :  Professor SUZUKI, Yasuhiro
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Thu.   2nd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 3/ Environmental Studies Hall
The course aims to understand tectonic geomorphology and its evolution.
1. Introduction to Tectonic Geomorphology
1.1. Climatically humid and tectonically active region
1.2. Geomorphic evolution
1.3 Topographic surface and its age determination
2. Problems of earthquake disaster prevention
2.1 Problems raised by 2011 great Tohoku earthquake
2.2 1995 great Kobe earthquake and its impact
2.3 Future big earthquake along Nankai trough, western Japan
2.4 Hazard mapping
3. Active faults and disaster prevention
3.1  What is an active fault
3.2 Aerial photograph interpretation of active faults
3.3 Disaster caused by active faulting
3.4 Long-term earthquake forecast related with active faults
3.5 History of active fault research
4. Social problems related to active faults
4.1. Disaster prevention related to active fault
4.2. Nuclear power plants and active faults in Japan
Grading Criteria
Participation attitude:30%´╝îreport:70%
Course Textbook
Suzuki,2013, Nuclear power plant and active fault, Iwanami press.
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
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