Fall 2023 - EASC 421 D100
Class Number: 2365
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
1 778 782-3306
Prerequisites:EASC 207. Co/Prerequisite: EASC 301. All with a grade of C- or better.
An introduction to physical and chemical volcanology through a comprehensive examination of volcanic eruptions and their consequences. The main topics covered are the rheological properties of magmas and lavas, structure of volcanic landforms, eruption dynamics, monitoring and hazard assessment, the emplacement of volcanic deposits, extraterrestrial volcanism and the effects of eruptions on the environment.
This course is designed to give students an introduction to physical and chemical volcanology through a comprehensive examination of volcanic eruptions and their consequences. The main topics covered are the rheological properties of magmas and lavas, structure of volcanic landforms, eruption dynamics, monitoring and hazard assessment, the emplacement of volcanic deposits, extraterrestrial volcanism and the effects of eruptions on the environment.
- Properties of magmas and lavas
- Volcanic eruption dynamics
- Structure of volcanic landforms
- Types of volcanic deposits and emplacement mechanisms
- The hazards, monitoring techniques and mitigation of volcanic events
One 2-hour lecture and 3-hour lab per week.
One compulsory weekend field trip – end of Sept., exact date TBD
- Lab / Field trip assignments 20%
- In Class Volcanic Hazard Simulation 10%
- Mid-term Exam 30%
- Final Exam 40%
Be aware that during the field trip there will be periods of hiking close to cliffs and crossing roads with busy traffic. Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn. Further details regarding safety, food, camping and field supplies will be discussed prior to the field trip.
There will be a supplementary fee - $40.00.
Course E-Texts:“Volcanism” by Hans-Ulrich Schmincke, 2004, Springer, New York, 329 p
“Encyclopedia of Volcanoes”, H. Sigurdsson, B. Houghton, H. Rymer, J. Stix, S. McNutt (Eds.), 2nd edition 2015 ISBN 9780123859389
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