Geomorphology and Laboratory

A.Y. 2014/2015
Lesson for
10
Max ECTS
109
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Riconoscimento delle morfologie e loro rappresentazione cartografica.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Field activity: 25 hours
Practicals: 36 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Syllabus
Geomorphology and Laboratory
STRUCTURE AND TECTONICS: lithostructural and tectonic morphologies; biostasy and rhexistasy; minor structures; tabular structures; monoclinal structures; fold and fault-related structures; hydrographic network; flat erosion surfaces.
WEATHERING: basic definition; processes of physical, chemical and biological weathering.
PEDOLOGY AND PALAEOPEDOLOGY: soil, basic concepts; pedogenesis; soil classification; time In soil formation: paleosols.
GRAVITY AND SLOPE DYNAMICS: slope dynamics; shallow vs. deep movements; landslides; sackungen; slope deposits.
GRANITES AND CRISTALLINE ROCKS GEOMORPHOLOGY: most typical morphologies; cristalline rock landscapes.
GEOMORPHOLOGY OF CARBONATE AND EVAPORITIC ROCKS. KARST: processes and kinetics of chemical dissolution of karstic rocks; speleogenesis; shallow and deep karst; karstic hydrogeology.
COASTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY: waves; currents; tides; cliff, falaise and plateau, beach.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday, 10.30-12.30
Via Mangiagalli 34, II floor
Reception:
Thursday h: 15-17; Friday h: 10-12
Teacher's Office, via Mangiagalli, 34
Reception:
Mon-Fri, 9-11.
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra "Ardito Desio", Via L. Mangiagalli 34, 20133 Milano