Records of surface mass movements 1300-ODPR4-GES
The first part of lecture is devoted to the diverse types of surface mass movements, especially landslides. Students learn about the different types of landslides and about criteria for their recognition and classification. This part of lecture will focus on the favorable conditions to the activation of landslides due to tectonic structures, morphological slope and external causes such as catastrophic rainfall or undercut of slope. The course focuses on characteristic morphological forms associated with landslides, and ways to evaluation of landslide activity. Students will also learn mapping and cartographic methods of landslides registration. In the course of the lecture the impact of landslides on land use is discussed. Students learn about the most famous and the largest landslides in the world, learn about the most disastrous landslides caused by natural forces and human activity. Students learn how to anticipate and prevent landslides, as well as different methods of landslides stabilization and monitoring.
Type of course
At the end of the course students will be able to predict area at risk of surface mass movements, chose ways of preventing landslides, monitoring and stabilization of already existing landslides.
Allowed number of absences: 2.
The final exam (test) of the material of the lecture. Correctional exam – repeated test.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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