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GEOLOGY 2 (MODULE 1)

CODE 80271
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8763 SCIENZE GEOLOGICHE (L-34) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/03
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • EEXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS 25934
    • GEOLOGY 1 72871
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the teaching is to provide students with an advanced overview of the brittle and ductile deformation of rocks. Main topics include: classification and description of faults, shear zones and folds, kynematic indicators, stress modeling, relationships between stress and strain, strain analysis, geodynamics and structures.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, the students will be able to:

    - know and describe the characteristics of the main structures, both in the ductile and brittle realm;

    - know and discuss stress-strain relationships, both in the brittle and ductile field,

    - solve simple strain analysis problems,

    - interpret structures in terms of strain distribution,

    - know and discuss the link between structures and geodynamic setting,

    - measure planes and lines attitudes and make plots using stereographic projections,

    - know and describe the principal regional geological features, with focus on the Alps-Apennines system and on the Tertiary Piedmont Basin succession.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course is blended, both with lessons in the classroom and online, using multimedia presentations both in the classroom and via TEAMS platform. Laboratory on compass usage and stereographic projections are held in the classroom, in agreement with anti-COVID19 regulations.

    Fieldwork is aimed at recognizing and describing some deformative structures both in the brittle and in the ductile field.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Stress and stress modeling, stress-strain relationships, deformation mechanisms, faults, shear zones, active and passive folding, folds classification, interference patterns, structures and geodynamic setting, strain analysis, strain distribution in structures, compass usage and stereographic projections, elements of regional geology: Western and Ligurian Alps, Northern Apennines, Tertiary Piedmont Basin succession, Pliocene deposits.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    All the presentations of the course and other teaching meterial are available in Aulaweb platform from the beginning of the lessons.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LAURA FEDERICO (President)

    MICHELE PIAZZA

    PAOLA CIANFARRA (President Substitute)

    DANILO MORELLI (President Substitute)

    NICOLA CORRADI (Substitute)

    LAURA CRISPINI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    GEOLOGY 2 (MODULE 1)

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is integrated with the module 2. For a detailed description of the examination modalities, see the course description (Geology 2 - code 80270).

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The pratical test will verify the effective acquisition of the necessary ability for the compass usage and for the construction of stereographic projection plots.

    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
    19/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    17/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    03/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    04/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    18/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale