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GEOL 106 Lecture Notes - Yogi Berra, Water Chlorination, Chlorine


Department
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Course Code
GEOL 106
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Hazard City
For now, peruse the map reading exercise
o Introduction
o Basic Map Reading
o Reading Topographic Maps
o Plateau Map
o (Nothing has to be handed in)
Hazard City
First assignment will be on Earthquakes
Details given later
Global Newspaper
Quake does limited damage yesterday Jan 18, in Pakistan
with a magnitude of 7.2
Earthquakes
Shen-shu in chine 1556 killed 830,000
Indonesia 2004 killed 250,000
Haiti 2010 killed 175,00
Scenario
The government of Ontario proposes to build a NUCLEAR
REACTOR on the shore of lake Ontario near Kingston.
Our task: Carry out a RISK ANALYSIS and RISK
MANAGEMENT study for the government, focused on SEISMIC
RISK.
Generic Approach to RISK ANALYSIS and RISK MANAGEMENT
Risk Analysis
1. Understand the Hazard (in general)
o Ex. Avalanche – snow and steep slope
2. Determine the risk from the hazard for the region of
interest
o Risk = Ph x Sh
Risk Management
3. Determine ways to reduce Ph and/or Sh
o Ex. For an avalanche hazard in a given region, how can
we reduce Sh (Severity of consequences of the hazard
happens). To essentially 0?
4. Do a “cost”- benefit analysis
o Determines what you can “afford” to do
o Ex. Fish Rides
o “Cost” – Benefit Analysis
Economic
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