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GEOLOGY 2 (MODULO 2 )

CODE 80272
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 5 credits during the 2nd year of 8763 Earth Sciences (L-34) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Earth Sciences)
SEMESTER Annual
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • EEXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS 25934
  • GEOLOGY 1 72871
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of teaching course is to provide students with an advanced overview of sedimentary processes. Main topics include: transport and sedimentation processes: selective and mass transports; settling and gravitative deposits; sedimentary structures. Sedimentary environments, depositional systems and facies models: alluvial, deltaic, littoral, platform and deep sea systems. Dynamic of succession and depositional sedimentary sequences.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and participation in the planned training activities (lessons, classroom and field exercises) will allow the student to acquire advanced knowledge on environments and related sedimentary processes.
Specifically, the student will be able to:
• know, describe and classify the main types of arenites and limestones;
• know how to distinguish and identify the sedimentary structures, associating them with sedimentary dynamics;

• know how to connect the compositional, textural and structural features of sediments to environments and specific depositional systems;
• know how to connect sedimentary types and structures to the tectonically controlled basins.

TEACHING METHODS

The course is blanded (in accordance with current COVID 19 containment rules) through multimedia presentations. The lab exercises will be addressed to the study in thin section of arenites and limestones, to the correlation of sedimentary rocks with facies and depositional systems. The field trip will aim to guide students to recognize sedimentary rocks and their depositional systems and environments.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics include transport and sedimentation processes, selective and mass transport, settling and gravity deposits, sedimentary structures, sedimentary environments, depositional systems and facies models, dynamics of depositional series and sequences, relations between tectonics and sedimentation, the petrography of arenites and limestones.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The presentations used during the lessons will be available on AulaWeb.
The reference texts are:

Ricci Lucchi F. 1980 – Sedimentologia parti I II e III CLUEB Ed.

Bosellini A., Mutti E. & Ricci Lucchi F. 1989 – Rocce e successioni sedimentarie. UTET.

Tucker M.E. – 2010 – Geologia del sedimentario Dario Flaccovio Editore.

Einsele G. 1992 - Sedimentary Basins. Springer Verlag

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LAURA FEDERICO (President)

MICHELE PIAZZA

DANILO MORELLI (President Substitute)

NICOLA CORRADI (Substitute)

LAURA CRISPINI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester:  21 september 2020 - 22 january 2021. Second semester: 15 february  2021 - 11 june 2021. See: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an integrated test between the two modules of the course. For a detailed description of the exam modalities, see Geology 2 - code 80270.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The pratical test will verify the effective acquisition of the necessary knowledge for the discussion of arenites and limestones.

The oral test will focus on the topics covered during the lectures, the exercises in the classroom and the fieldwork. It will aim to assess not only if the student has achieved an adequate level of knowledge, but also if he has acquired the ability to integrate the notions received from both modules. The ability to expose the arguments clearly and with correct terminology will also be evaluated.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
24/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale