Natural Hazards and Risks - MZ330P31
Title: Přírodní ohrožení a rizika
Czech title: Přírodní ohrožení a rizika
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology (31-330)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Explanation: je nahrazen anglickou verzí MZ330P129
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Vít Vilímek, CSc.
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Annotation -
The introduction includes general laws that are common for all types of natural hazards and risks. Topics such as a definition of terms, types of natural hazards and risks and their mutual relations
(conditionality), patterns of temporal and spatial distribution, inventory issues, risk analysis and vulnerability of society are then discussed. Subsequently, natural hazards are characterized as part of
the development of the physical-geographical sphere and in relation to global changes. The main part of the lecture is devoted to partial processes taking place in the lithosphere and to hydro-
meteorological processes and phenomena. These processes are characterized in terms of trigger factors, manifestations and consequences, as well as possible countermeasures. The final part
presents information on the strategies of research of natural hazards, their international aspects and risk management.

Maps are used during the exercises as well as an analysis of aerial and satellite images. Databases are also worked with.
Last update: Rubešová Jana, RNDr., Ph.D. (07.04.2020)
Literature - Czech
  • Mikoš M., Vilímek V., Ying Y., Sassa K. eds. (2017): Advamcing Culture of Living with Landslides. Springer, 557 p.
  • Ondrášik R., Vlčko J., Fendeková M. (2011): Geologické hazardy a ich prevencia. UK Bratislava. 286 p.
  • Alexander D. (1993): Natural Disasters. Routledge, London, New York, 632 p.
  • Margot Keam Cleary (1993): Velké katastrofy. - Columbus, Bratislava
  • Craig M. ed. (1987): Physical Geology. Wm. C. Brown Publishers, Oxford, 543 p.
Last update: Vilímek Vít, prof. RNDr., CSc. (09.01.2020)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

V průběhu cvičení jsou zadávány praktické úkoly (např. práce s družic. či leteckými snímky, výpočty, analýzy, práce s databázemi), jež jsou potřebné pro zápočet.

Zkouška probíhá bud písemnou či ústní formou; v případě písemné formy mají otázky charakter testu či obecných otázek.

Last update: Vilímek Vít, prof. RNDr., CSc. (15.04.2012)
Syllabus -

1) Introduction

2) Earthquakes

3) Volcanic activity

4) Landslides

5) Tsunami

6) Glacial lake outburst floods

7) Subsidence

8) Convective storms and tornadoes

9) Tropical and extratropical cyclones

10) Floods

11) Droughts and heat waves

12) Hazard management and resilience

Last update: Rubešová Jana, RNDr., Ph.D. (07.04.2020)