Due to the fact that the climate is changing with higher expected temperatures, higher precipitation and probably higher storm activity, infrastructures have to be designed for this new climate scenario.
Settlements in the vicinity of steep slopes will be exposed to increasing risk for slope failures, slides in soil and rock, slush and snow avalanches. The course will consist of lectures and field trips, focusing on recognizing terrain exposed to avalanches and slides, and how to plan the location of infrastructures to avoid natural disasters.
Introduction in global warming phenomena
Design of infrastructures in a changing climate
General information about avalanches: types, release mechanisms, snow stability evaluation methods, avalanche protection
Field trip devoted to rock falls and avalanches
Field trip devoted to observations of foundation types
Design of buildings and roads in snow drift areas
|Language of instruction||English|
|Institution||University Centre in Svalbard|
|Fields of study||Engineering and engineering trades (others)Environmental protection technology|
|Tags||technologyclimate changeengineeringglobal warmingnatural disaster|