Natural Disasters (NOG22I3)

Introducing students with all kinds of natural disasters, their emergence, development, distribution and ways of protecting them. Analysis of their impact on the population, economy and changing the appearance of the landscape and the human impact on natural disasters.

Application of acquired knowledge in geography teaching.

Theoretical lectures

1. Learning about the subject matter and the obligations of students of the given course. 2. Definition, classification and con­se­quences of natural disasters. 3. The impact of asteroids, comets and meteorites; Lithospheric disasters: tectonic movements, vol­ca­nism. 4. Lithospheric disasters: Seismism. 5. Geomorphological disasters: landslides; 6. Geomorphologic disasters: rockfalls, subsidence. 7. Climatic disasters: storm-hail disasters. 8. Climatic disasters: drought. 9. Climatic disasters: intensive rainfalls, cold, frost, fog, lightning. 10. Climatic disasters not characteristic for the territory of Serbia. 11. Hydrological disasters: floods. 12. Hydro­logical disasters: tsunami; avalanche. 13.  Epidemics, epizootic and epiphytonosis. 14. Forest fires. 15. Protection against natural disasters and disaster management.

Dragicevic S., Filipovic D. (2016): Natural conditions and disasters in spatial plan­ning and protection. Faculty of Geography, Belgrade.

Gavrilovic Lj. (1981): Floods in Serbia in ХХ centurycauses and consequences. Special edition, Serbian geographical society, no. 52, Belgrade.

Lazarevic R. (2000): Landslides. Serbian association for torrent control, Belgrade.

Abbott P. (2008): Natural disasters. McGraw-Hill Higher education.

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