GG130 Geologic Hazards
This is an introductory-level Geology & Geophysics course that essentially takes all the exciting stuff from GG101 (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, etc.), and looks at each one in detail. We cover the basic causes behind each type of hazard, how humans can mitigate the damages from each, and case studies from around the world and here in Hawai‘i.
We go on field trips to the
For texts we have used Natural Hazards by Keller and Blodgett, and Natural Hazards and Disasters by Hyndman and Hyndman. The course was revived in Spring 2009 and 2010 after a multi-decade absense (it was the first geology course I ever took), and will be offered during even-numbered Spring semesters or perhaps more frequently, depending on demand.
PHOTOS FROM FIELD TRIPS