541-0120/01 – Geohazards (GHZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Marian Marschalko, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Marian Marschalko, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2017/2018
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAR31 prof. Ing. Marian Marschalko, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The introduction of all processes, which potentionally or feasibly lead to situation causes damages or threat in a specific region and time. Those processes are known under a comprehensive term geohazards.

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Summary

Geohazards are defined as processes, which potentionally or feasibly cause damages or threats. There are processes originating in relation to geological, meteorological or environmental processes in lithosphere, hydrosphere or atmosphere. Teh subject gives the students practically applicable information about individual processes threatening socio-economic development of specific area. The understanding of relation among initial factors and following negative processes affecting the area is basic in the systems analysis of those threats. Passing this subject gives the student special skills to predict and solve threats in specific area and time. It can eliminate in practice effects of geohazards.

Compulsory literature:

USGS, Science for a changing world, U.S. Department of the Interior. From: PRICE, D. G.: Engineering geology: principles and practice. Berlin: Springer, 2009. ISBN 978-3-540-29249-4

Recommended literature:

RAHN, P., H.: Engineering Geology: An Environmental Approach, Prentice Hall PTR; 2nd edition. 1996, 657 pp.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

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Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Volcanic activity 2. Earthquakes 3. Zones of increasing stress in rock environment (in relation to mining activity or mass movements on faults) 4. Tectonic disturbing of rock environment (faults, folds, strike and dip of discontinuities). 5. Weathering 6. Erosion 7. Changes in hydrological conditions in the area 8. Avalanches 9. Storms, hurricanes and transport of physical particles 10. Floods 11. Changes in hydrogeological conditions (balancing of groundwater table, direction of groundwater flow) 12. Suffosion 13. Collapse of loesses 14. Volume changes in clays (swelling, shrinkage) 15. Boiling of sand 16. Karst phenomena 17. Landslides 18. Gas emanations 19. Tsunamis 20. Wildfires Potentially induced hazards relating to anthropogenic activity in rock environment 1. Waste dumps of toxic materials and potential contamination 2. Mineral source exploitation and its impact on morphology (e.g. settlement), contamination 3. Tree felling and deforestation , soil erosion 4. Accidents – dam failure, infiltration of toxic liquids

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Winter semester, validity until: 2017/2018 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
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2017/2018 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914R024) Landscape water management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914R024) Landscape water management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914R024) Landscape water management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914R024) Landscape water management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914R024) Landscape water management P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914R024) Landscape water management P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914R024) Landscape water management P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan

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