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Toggle navigation USC. Information for foreigners. After completing the course, students should be able to identify geological hazards to which they may be subject to a particular region and to establish spatial patterns that can avert the catastrophic phenomenon really happen, or at least that reduce the consequences of these events. In addition, the student must know how to identify potential geological resources also exist in an area and also examine some of the consequences that the exploitation of these resources may create on the environment.
Contents 1. Whats is Environmental Geology?. Fundamental concepts. Past, present and perspectives in Environmental Geology. Methods in Environmental Geology. Earth systems and cycles. Sustainable management of renewable and nonrenewable resources. Resource limitations and population growth. Ore deposits: definition, grade and enrichement factor. Formation of mineral deposits. Investigation methods for mineral deposits.
Environmental impacts of mining: mineral extraction and process. Regulation of mining activities. Water supply: streams, reservoirs, lakes, desalination, groundwater. Consequences of groundwater withdrawal. The hot springs. Fossil fuels coal and oil. Alternative sources: Hydropower, geothermal power, ocean wave and tidal energy , solar, wind and nuclear energy. Types of hazards: primary, secondary, tertiary effects. Vulnerability and susceptibility.
Assessing hazards and risks. Prtediction and warning. Kinds and location of volcanic activity. Hazards related to volcanoes.
Problems of predicting volcanic eruptions. Planning volcanic territory. Seismic waves and earthquake severity. Earthquake-related hazards and their reduction. Earthquake prediction. Tsunamis: physical caracteristics. Mitigation of risk and hazards. Classification of landslides. Factors that influence slope stability. Recognizing the hazards. Prevention and mitigation.
Causes of flooding. Hazards associated with flooding. Factors governing flood severity. Predicting river flooding. Strategies for reducing flood hazard.
Coastal erosion, sediment deposition and transport. Coastal stabilization strategies. Environmental Geology. Geology and the human environment. BOLT, B. Recursos de la Tierra: Origen, uso e impacto ambiental. Pearson Prentice Hall. Riesgos naturales. Brown Publishers. Geology Today: Understanding our Planet. John Wiley and Sons, New York.
Geology and the environment. Physical Geology. Dubuque, Iowa. Geology and Man: An introduction to applied earth science. Laboratory exercises in Environmental Geology. Brown Pub. Laboratory manual. Mapas de rocas industriales de escala Competence - Management of scientific vocabulary of geology.
Teaching methodology -Theory: to be developed along the term assigned, with an average of two hours per lesson, unless the subject 1, whose explanation will last for 3 or 4 sessions. Additional tools will be used media and seek examples of Galician environment related subjects for study, encouraging participation and discussion by the students.
The practical work seeks an application of theoretical knowledge acquired by students throughout the course. Study time and individual work Contact hours: - Theory: 30 h - Practical: 15 h - Assessment: 2 h Non-contact hours of study 45h and work preparation 20 h Total: h Recommendations for the study of the subject - Attendance and active participation in the theoretical and practical - Consultation of recommended bibliography - To use tutorials to solve doubts.
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Toggle navigation USC. Information for foreigners. After completing the course, students should be able to identify geological hazards to which they may be subject to a particular region and to establish spatial patterns that can avert the catastrophic phenomenon really happen, or at least that reduce the consequences of these events. In addition, the student must know how to identify potential geological resources also exist in an area and also examine some of the consequences that the exploitation of these resources may create on the environment. Contents 1. Whats is Environmental Geology?.
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