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GEOMORPHOLOGY

CODE 65682
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8763 SCIENZE GEOLOGICHE (L-34) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/04
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • PHISICAL GEOGTRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY 52415
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY 61673
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Geomorphology is the science that studies the nature, history, genesis and distribution of landforms and related surface deposits. Morphogenetic agents are defined as those phenomena that through mechanisms called morphogenetic processes give rise to the landforms. During the course, the origin and evolution of the landforms will be illustrated in relation to endogenous and exogenous genetic agents and processes, geology, climate, vegetation and relations with anthropogenic modification.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Bases for the analytical, interpretative and evolutionary study of the landforms are analyzed, with particular attention to the landforms due to the exogenous dynamic.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides an overview of the genesis and of the evolution of physical landscapes, i.e., the morphogenetic processes that shape the Earth's surface and the resulting forms, addressing the key concepts of azonal and plurizonal geomorphology, climatic and structural geomorphology, for a comprehensive interpretation of the geomorphological landscape, including the relationship with anthropogenic changes.

    PREREQUISITES

    A basic knowledge of cartography, physical geography and geology

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons

    Classroom and field exercises

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Introduction to geomorphology: relationships between endogenous and exogenous processes, between morphology and geologic structure; Alteration and degradation of rocks (wheathering); Fluvial landforms and processes; Marine-coastal landforms and processes; Slope landforms and processes; Karst landforms and processes; Glacial and periglacial landforms and processes; Aeolian landforms and processes; Anthropogenic landforms and processes.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • PANIZZA M.,Geomorfologia, Pitagora Editrice,Bologna
    • CICCACCI S., Le forme del rilievo, Arnaldo Mondadori Università
    • Other teaching materials will be provided by the teachers on AulaWeb

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    PIERLUIGI BRANDOLINI (President)

    FRANCESCO FACCINI

    MARCO FERRARI

    ANDREA MANDARINO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    March 01, 2023

    Class schedule

    GEOMORPHOLOGY

    EXAMS

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    17/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    17/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    15/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    28/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    28/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    28/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    05/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale