Natural Disasters

GEOSC 402Y: Natural Disasters

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March 11, 2011 Tohoku, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Credit: NOAA/NGDC, Japanese Red Cross

Natural Disasters, GEOSC 402Y, will treat a branch of science which is often forgotten - that of natural disasters. This topic is timely and important as major disasters continually occur (such as the recent Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the earthquake in Pakistan). The course is built on "hands on" experience through the analyses of case studies to help develop skills in evaluating the causes and consequences of natural events.

Kevin Furlong 
Faculty: Dr. Kevin P. Furlong
Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Address: 413 Deike Bldg, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814.863.0567

Office Hours: By appointment

E-mail: To contact your instructor for correspondence related to this course, use the Canvas email system.

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