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CODE 65682
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR GEO/04
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in ingresso
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Propedeuticità in uscita
Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2022/2023)
  • GEOMORPHOLOGY 65682 2022
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 GIORGIO BRANDOLINI (President)

FRANCESCO FACCINI

MARCO FERRARI

ANDREA MANDARINO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

March 01, 2023

Class schedule

GEOMORPHOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
26/01/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Climate action
Climate action
Life on land
Life on land