Earth physics

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
To provide the students with a basic knowledge of the physical phenomena occuring on the Earth and on the theoretical and experimental methods to study these processes. A specific focus will be on transport phenomena and on applied and environmental issues.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able
1. to read and understand scientific papers and books which the themes treated during the lectures;
2. to read and evaluate technical reports for practical applications of geophysical techniques;
3. to deal with problems related to process phenomena (mass, energy, momentum, etc.) with a critical view.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Syllabus
Introduction to the Earth Sciences.
Phenomenological laws for transport processes in geophysics. Transport phenomena in the Earth: electrical charge (electrical field); ground water; energy (geothermal field); solutes; momentum (elastic field).
Potential fields: Earth's gravity and magnetic fields (basic notions about the electromagnetic field).
Prerequisites, exams and assessment
Good knowledge of classical physics
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching resources and bibliography
Lecture notes downloadable from https://mgiudicift.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/

Suggested additional readings
Turcotte, D.L. & Schubert, G., 2002, Geodynamics applications of continuum physics to geological problems Second Edition Cambridge University Press.
Lowrie, W., 2007, Fundamentals of Geophysics, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press
Telford, W.M., Geldart, L.P., & Sherriff, R.E., 1990, Applied Geophysics, 2nd Ed, Cambridge University Press.
Bear, J., 1979, Hydraulics of groundwater, McGraw-Hill.
Marsily, G. de, 1986, Quantitative Hydrogeology - Groundwater hydrology for engineers, Academic Press.
Exam
Oral
GEO/12 - OCEANOGRAPHY AND PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Giudici Mauro
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via Cicognara 7