This free course, Volcanic hazards, discusses the various hazards posed by different types of volcanic eruption, illustrated by examples from recent eruptions. The discussion is focused around reading Chapter 5 of Teach yourself volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis by OU volcanologist David Rothery.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of the hazards posed by volcanic eruptions and methods to predict, monitor and mitigate risk as well as some notable eruptions
understand the contribution that science can make to informed debate on environmental hazards and risk mitigation
locate information on specified internet sites, and use this in conjunction with other knowledge to make reasoned deductions.
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