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Volcanic hazards

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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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