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GAP1007 - Dynamic Earth

 


An example of a meteorite

 


An eruption of the Sarychev volcano.

 

 

Course Content

This module develops an understanding of: the universe, solar system, deep time and geological time; dating methods, fossils and tectonics; hazards (including earthquakes) neotectonics, landslides, volcanoes; sediments and sea-level change; geology and landforms in Ireland, concentrating on NE Ireland; GIS & hazards (including earthquake, volcano and land movement monitoring); and remote sensing and hazards. A number of these topics are explored through problem-based exercises in spatial data collection, geology and geomorphology.

Learning Outcomes

To gain a balanced view of Earth processes, past, present, and with prediction, the future. Outcomes will include confidence in observing, recording and interpreting data with regard to understanding processes and assessing their social and economic impact.

Lecturers

Dr. Alastair Ruffell (convenor)

Skills

Presenting scientific information; learning the techniques Earth scientists use (including descriptive, analytical and field-based skills); collection and analysis of geological and geographical spatial data. Hazard monitoring and assessment. Field practice.

Pre-requisites

None

Supplementary notes

None

Assessment

 Class Test
30%
 Field Report
20%
 Exam (90 minutes)
50%