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
Literature, Science, & Arts
Semesters: 
Fall 2009
Fall 2010
Winter 2011
Fall 2011
Winter 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2012
Winter 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2013
Winter 2014
Summer 2014
Fall 2014
Winter 2015
Fall 2015