This lecture presents an overview of mechanisms of natural disasters, focusing on earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, and storm surges, which could particularly bring about significant impact on society among many types of disasters. The lecture also discusses disaster risk and vulnerability associated with a rapid urban development and population increase. Finally, basic scientific technique such as statistical analysis, data analysis and numerical modeling are taught in order to enable students to quantitatively deal with phenomenon during disasters.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand:
1) Basic mechanisms of disasters
2) Causality between disasters and development issues
3) Basic engineering knowledge to quantitatively deal with disasters
Earthquake, Tsunami, Tropical Cyclone, Storm Surge, Urban Development, Disaster Risk and Vulnerability, Disaster Statistics, Data Analysis, Numerical Modeling
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students are given questions and exercise problems related to the lecture.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Earthquake, Tsunami||Mechanisms of disasters|
|Class 2||Tsunami||Mechanisms of disasters|
|Class 3||Climate, Tropical Cyclone, Storm Surge||Mechanisms of disasters|
|Class 4||Disaster Statistics and Data Analysis (1)||Numerical Modeling|
|Class 5||Disaster Statistics and Data Analysis (2)||Multiple Regression Analysis / Extreme Value Analysis|
|Class 6||Disaster Statistics and Data Analysis (3)||Fourier Analysis|
|Class 7||Development, Disaster Risk, and Vulnerability||Case Study|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
A mandatory textbook is not designated.
A handout will be given at each class.
achievement /understanding report 100%