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Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EARTHSYS 113)

Requirements: 
GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
90
Subject: 
GEOPHYS

Is the "Big One" overdue in California? What kind of damage would that cause? What can we do to reduce the impact of such hazards in urban environments? Does "fracking" cause earthquakes and are we at risk? Is the United States vulnerable to a giant tsunami? The geologic record contains evidence of volcanic super eruptions throughout Earth's history. What causes these gigantic explosive eruptions, and can they be predicted in the future? This course will address these and related issues. For non-majors and potential Earth scientists. No prerequisites. More information at: https://stanford.box.com/s/zr8ar28efmuo5wtlj6gj2jbxle76r4lu

Course ID: 
129 122
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit