Mini-course on Dynamic Earth
From 27th Feb to Mid March 2020｜Every Thursday｜3pm
Instructor: Prof Chan Lung Sang
A mini-course consisting of 4 lessons on key aspects of the module Dynamic Earth in the NSS Geography curriculum.
The instructor will use samples, animated figures, and video footages from Hong Kong to enhance explanation of important concepts.
Each lesson is about 40 min, and includes two periods for real-time Q&As.
(Please register for each lesson separately.)
Lesson 1: Plate tectonics, Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazards
Processes and driving forces of plate tectonics,
features associated with each type of plate boundaries,
earthquake and tsunami hazard caused by plate motions,
tectonic setting of Hong Kong
Lesson 2: Igneous Rocks and Supervolcanic eruption in Hong Kong
Presentation of a simple means of classifying and identifying igneous rocks,
formation and distribution of igneous rocks in Hong Kong,
the supervolcanic event in Hong Kong and
volcanic columns in High Island, Sai Kung
Lesson 3: Surficial Processes and Sedimentary Rocks
Major factors governing rock weathering and erosion,
formation of sediment, classification of sedimentary rocks,
biogenic sediment on Tung Ping Chau,
reconstruction of paleoclimatic environments
Lesson 4: Faults, Folds and Structures in Hong Kong
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For inquiries, please contact Ms Crystal Chan.
Tel.: 3416 6338 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org