Fall 2021 - EASC 421 D100

Volcanology (3)

Class Number: 1314

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    TASC1 7005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EASC 207. Co/Prerequisite: EASC 301. All with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

General:
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.

Course Topics:

  • 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

    Course Organization:
  • One 2-hour lecture and 3-hour lab per week.
  • One compulsory weekend field trip – end of Sept., exact date TBD

Grading

  • Lab / Field trip assignments 20%
  • In Class Volcanic Hazard Simulation 10%
  • Mid-term Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 40%

NOTES:

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. $60.00

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Course E-Texts:

“Volcanism” by Hans-Ulrich Schmincke, 2004, Springer, New York, 329 p
ISBN: 9783642189524

“Encyclopedia of Volcanoes”, H. Sigurdsson, B. Houghton, H. Rymer, J. Stix, S. McNutt (Eds.), 2nd edition 2015 ISBN 9780123859389
ISBN: 9780123859389

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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