Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

328 - Master's in Land and Environmental Planning

66704 - Global change and management of natural risks

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
66704 - Global change and management of natural risks
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
328 - Master's in Land and Environmental Planning
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The methodology followed in this course is oriented towards achievement of the learning objectives. A wide range of teaching and learning tasks are implemented, such as participative sessions, practical exercises, individual or group activities, guided activities, field work and autonomous work.

Students are expected to participate actively in the class throughout the course. 

Classroom materials will be available via Moodle. These include a repository of the lecture notes used in class, the course syllabus, as well as other course-specific learning materials, including a discussion forum. 

5.2. Learning tasks

The course includes the following learning tasks: 

  • Lectures: 25 hours
  • Practical, interactive, individual or group activities: 25 hours
  • Guided activities: 34 hours
  • Field work: 10 hours
  • Autonomous work: 50 hours
  • Assessment: 3 hours

5.3. Syllabus

The course will address the following topics:


Topic 1. The quaternary frame. Past climate changes

Topic 2. The instrumental period

Topic 3. Change scenarios and environmental impacts



Topic 4. Types and Risk Management

Topic 5. Climate risks

Topic 6. Hydrological risks

Topic 7. Avalanche risk

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The course is divided into two sections. The first section includes the followig topics: 1, 2, and 3. The second section includes the topics 4, 5, 6 and 7. 

Further information concerning the timetable, classroom, assessment dates and other details regarding this course, will be provided on the first day of class or please refer to the “Facultad de Filosofía y Letras”  web site (

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

  • Alley, Richard B.. El cambio climático : pasado y futuro / por Richard B. Alley ; traducción de Antonio Resines ; prólogo y revisión técnica de la ed. española, Javier Martín Chivelet . 1a. ed. Madrid : Siglo XXI, 2007
  • Riesgos naturales / Francisco Javier Ayala-Carcedo, Jorge Olcina Cantos (coordinadores) . 1a. ed. Barcelona : Ariel, 2002
  • Bladé, I, Castro-Díez, Y., ?Tendencias atmosféricas en la Península Ibérica durante el periodo instrumental en el contexto de la variabilidad climática?. En: Pérez, F.. Clima en España : pasado, presente y futuro / F. Pérez y R. Boscolo MedCLIVAR, 2010, p. 25-42
  • Burroughs, William James. Climate change : a multidisciplinary approach / William James Burroughs . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001
  • Camarasa, A. y Mateu, J. F., ?Las inundaciones en España en los últimos veinte años: una perspectiva geográfica?, Serie geográfica, núm. 9, 2000
  • Cohen, J. L., Furtado J. C., Barlow, M., Alexeev, V. A. y Cherry J. E., ?Asymmetric seasonal temperature trends?, Geophysical research letters, núm. 39, 2013
  • Del Río, S., Cano-Ortiz, A., Herrero, L., Penas, A., ?Recent trends in mean maximum and minimum air temperatures over Spain (1961-2006), Theoretical and Applied Climatology, núm. 109, 2012, p. 605-626
  • Jones, P. D., Lister, D., Osborn, T. J., Harpham, C., Salmon, M. y Morice, C. P., ?Hemispheric and large-scale land-surface air temperature variations: An extensive revision and an update to 2010?, Journal of geophysical research. Serie D, Atmospheres, núm. 117, 2012
  • Lawrimore, J. H., Menne, M. J., Gleason, B. E., Williams, C. N., Wuerts, D. B., Vose, R. S. y Rennie, J., ?An overview of the Global Historical Climatology Network monthley mean temperature data set, version 3?, Journal of geophysical research. Serie D, Atmospheres, núm. 116, 2011
  • Del Río, S., Herrero, L., Pinto-Gomes, C. y Penas, A., ?Spatial analyses of mean temperature trends in Spain over the period 1961-2006?, Global Planetary Change, núm. 78, 2011, p. 65-75
  • Domonkos, P., Venema, V. Auer, I., Mestre, O. y Brunetti, M., ?The histrical pathway towards more accurate homogeneization?, Advanced Scientific Research, núm. 8, 2012, p. 45-52
  • Guijarro, J. A., ?Tendencias de la Temperatura?. En: Fenómenos meteorológicos adversos en España / C. García-Lega y F. Valero (eds.) Madrid : AMV ediciones, 2013, p. 313-323
  • Hansen, J., Ruedy, R., Sato, M. y Lo, K., ?Global surface temperature change?, Review of Geophysics, núm. 48, 2010
  • Houghton, J.. Global Warming / J. Houghton Cambridge : Cambridge University, 2009
  • IPCC. The Physical Science Basis / IPCC Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
  • Keller, E. A.. Riesgos naturales : procesos de la Tierra como riesgos, desastres y catástrofes / E. A. Keller Madrid : Pearson, 2007
  • Makowsky, K., Wild, M. y Ohmura, A., ?Diurnal temperature range over Europe between 1950-2005?, Atmospheric Chemical Physics, núm. 8, 2008, p. 6483-6498
  • Rohde, R., Muller, R. A., Jacobsen, R., Muller, E., Perimutter, S., Rosenfeld, A., Wurtele, J., Groom, D. y Wickham, C., ?A New Estimate of the Average Earth Surface Land Temperature Spanning 1753 to 2011?, Geoinfor Geostat : An Overview, n