University of Calgary

GOPH 375 - Natural Disasters and Critical Earth Phenomena - Fall 2020

Causes of disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, mud flows, landslides, avalanches, flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes, and other critical phenomena such as sinkholes, ozone depletion and radiation, carbon dioxide and global warming, El Nino, toxic natural materials and pollution, and extraterrestrial impacts. Surveys of historic disasters and their effects on life on Earth. Methods of prediction and prevention of disasters and precautions for the mitigation of their effects.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • This course is not part of the Field of Geophysics.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2021.
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