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Why ENCE 688Q

Ensuring the resilience of infrastructure and other engineered systems requires an assessment of the natural hazards to which the systems are exposed. Probabilistic natural hazard assessment evaluates how likely a location is to experience hazard events (e.g., hurricanes or earthquakes ) and how likely those events are to cause various impacts (e.g., large surges, intense rainfall, high winds, or ground shaking).

Stats Credits 3 Offered* Spring On-Campus

Schedule

Offered: Spring On-Campus*
Week 1Introduction to Hazards, Hazard Assessment, and Uncertainty Week 2Fundamentals of ProbabilityWeek 3Fundamentals of ProbabilityWeek 4Introduction to SimulationWeek 5Fundamentals of Statistical AnalysisWeek 6Fundamentals of Statistical AnalysisWeek 7General Framework for Hazard AssessmentWeek 8Science of HazardsWeek 9Basic Random Variable Approaches - Extreme Value Analysis
  • Applications - Riverine and Precipitation Hazards
Week 10Basic Random Variable Approaches - Peaks over Thresholds
  • Example Applications - Riverine and Precipitation Hazards
Week 11Derived Random Variable Approaches – Thm. of Total Probability
  • Example Applications - Earthquake and Storm Surge Hazards
Week 12Derived Random Variable Approaches – Thm. of Total Probability
  • Example Applications - Earthquake and Storm Surge Hazards
Week 13Derived Random Variable Approaches - Stochastic Simulation
  • Example Applications - Precipitation, Wind, and Storm Surge Hazards
Week 14Derived Random Variable Approaches - Stochastic Simulation
  • Example Applications - Precipitation, Wind, and Storm Surge Hazards
Week 15Case Studies and Applications to Decision-Making


*All course content, including schedule, topics, and books are subject to change semester-to-semester. Course costs are dependent on students' individual situations, including but not limited to, online vs on-campus enrollment, in-state vs out-of-state enrollment, and scholarships. Not all books on this page may be required readings and additional readings may be assigned. Please check the UMD Schedule of Classes for most up to date semester offerings. Instructors give students specific semester details once they are enrolled.