541-0065/02 – Natural Disasters (PK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Jelínek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jan Jelínek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JEL73 doc. Ing. Jan Jelínek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Combined Examination 6+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Pedagogic aim of this subject is ability of students: - describe genesis of the universe, the solar system and the Earth; - describe the Earth’s body and explain the plat tectonic theory; - comprehend and define basic endogenous and exogenous processes; - classify and define various natural disasters; - explain principle of their origin; - know fundamental principles of disaster protection.

Teaching methods

Lectures

Summary

The subject gives the main information about processes, which are going in the Earth an affect our way to their understanding and utilization for man needs. Thematically be divided into two part. The subject explain main opinions on the origin and development of the universe, the solar system and the Earth, on the Earth body structure and the composition, on the Earth physical fields. Deal with description hydrosphere, water movement and basic processes in hydrosphere. Describes weather and global warming. At secondary thematic parts characterizes the man position respect to extraordinary natural phenomena and catastrophes. Describes processes leadership to raise catastrophic event as is earthquake, volcanic eruption, slides, atmospheric disaster, flood and next. Explain fundamental principles of disaster protection.

Compulsory literature:

Press F., Siever R. (1998): Understanding Earth. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 682 s.

Recommended literature:

Carl Sagan: Cosmos. Random House, Inc. New York, 1983 Stephen Hawking: The Illustrated a brief History of Time. Bantam Books, 1996 Stephen Hawking: The Universe in a Nutshell. Bantam Books, 2001 James Hughes: Desk Reference Encyclopedia. Kingfisher Publications, plc., 1995 James, F. Luhr: Earth. Dorling Kindersley Lim. London, 2003 Geheimnisse der Erde. Verlag Das Best GmbH, Stuttgart, Zurich, Wien, 2003

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The course without practice.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

The study recommended literature.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The Universe and the Earth System. 2. Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory. 3. The Rock Cycle. 4. Basic characteristics of the hydrosphere 5. Basic characteristics of the atmosphere 6. Weathering, Erosion, and Mass Wasting. 7. Extraordinary natural events and disasters. 8. Earthquake, volcanic eruption. 9. Landslides, floods. 10. Another desasters. 12. Global warming.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester, validity until: 2013/2014 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2011/2012 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Praha 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Příbram 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Příbram 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Praha 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Praha 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety K Czech Příbram 1 Compulsory study plan

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