When Earth Attacks: The Science Behind Natural Disasters

EARTH 108

Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, floods, hurricanes, and tornados, can lead to thousands of fatalities and billions of dollars in economic damage. This course explores the science behind natural disasters, concentrating on our ability, or inability, to predict them, and how this affects public perception and policy. The course also addresses how natural disasters can lead to changes in both science and public policy.

Credits: 
1
School(s)/College(s): 
Literature, Science, & Arts » Earth and Environmental Sciences
Semesters: 
Winter 2018
Fall 2015
Winter 2015