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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CS 641 - Introduction to Natural Hazards

Students are introduced to earth system sciences, earth processes, various natural hazards associated with land, ocean, atmosphere and cryosphere and their impacts on society and environment, as well as to different types and impacts of natural and anthropogenic hazards and resultant disasters worldwide. Connection of climate change and global change to hazards, the effects of pollution and land use change will be discussed and conclusions of how societies may face them will be drawn. Computer exercises/demonstrations will be given to see the changes of natural hazards on land, ocean, atmosphere and cryosphere. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits