A ATM 200 (6330): Natural Disasters
FALL 2014

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WELCOME TO A ATM 200
MWF  9:20 AM – 10:15 AM, LC 25

 

 

Puu_Oo_VolcanoInstructor: Michael Landin, ES 316-B

Office Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri, 10:30 AM–Noon

 

Teaching Assistant:

Head TA is Bill Lamberson, ES 218

Office Hours:   Tue/Thu, 10 AM to Noon

 

 

 

The goals of this course are to provide students with an understanding of the energy and forces behind natural events that can become natural disasters due to the ever increasing human population.  Various mitigation and safety strategies will be discussed for each type of natural disaster, to meet the ultimate challenge of being a “survivor” on our wonderful and dynamic, yet occasionally dangerous planet.

 

   Official course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin. 

  This course fulfils both a Natural Science General Education requirement

  and a Challenges for the 21st Century General Education requirement. 

  There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.

 

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   Course Syllabus      

     Review Sessions     

    Disaster Websites   

 
 
 
Below is the tentative syllabus, by date, using chapter numbers 
in Edition 9 of the text. As we go through the semester, you
will be able to download a class “Lecture Summary," containing
daily class announcements, the sections covered in each edition
of the text, the major topics covered, and a useful "Study
Guide".  The individual daily notes for this course will not be
posted, but as an option, a “Notes Template” will be available 
for each lecture.  You are expected to have excellent attendance
and you are fully responsible for all material presented in
lecture.
 
** Disaster Check (RED BALL) Philosophy **
** Disaster Mitigation Essay Due: Wed., Sept. 3rd **
 
  Make sure to REFRESH your browser to see updated links!
 
           
Dates
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
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Aug 25,27,29:
Intro/1
1
Energy
Sep 1,3,5:
no class
9
9
Sep 8,10,12:
10
10
10
Sep 15,17,19:
10
11
11(end Part 1)
Sep 22,24,26:
2
Exam #1
no class
Sep 29; Oct 1,3:
3
3
3
Oct 6,8,10:
4
4
5
Oct 13,15,17:
5
6
6
Oct 20,22,24:
7
7(end Part 2)
8
Oct 27,29;31:
17
Exam #2
17
Nov 3,5,7:
#17
#17
#17
Nov 10,12,14:
12
12
12(end Part 3)
Nov 17,19,21:
*T4
*T3
*T2
Nov 24,26,28:
Exam #3
no class
no class
Dec 1,3,5:
*T1
DVD
00
Dec 8,10
Review #1
Review #2
 
Final Exam: Thursday, Dec. 18th at 10:30 AM
 
#17 The Great Dyings (PDF download)
*Sub-Topics to be determined by a class web page vote. 
 
There will be a number of video presentations scattered 
throughout the lectures.  You are responsible for any additive
material.  Most of these videos will not be available outside 
of class.  Another good reason to have excellent attendance.  
 
Get ready for an educational, eye-opening and fascinating
semester!  It has been said that the farther we are away from
a great natural disaster, the closer we are to the next one!

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Please send your comments and inquiries to mlandin “at” albany.edu.