Regional Stratigraphy

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
9
Max ECTS
84
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Providing the basic elements for understanding and using the main methods of stratigraphic analysis of depositional systems, integrating theoretical and practical aspects.
Knowledge on the main theoretical and experimental elements of lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and practical applications to case studies.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
GEO/02 - STRATIGRAPHY AND SEDIMENTOLOGY - University credits: 9
Practicals: 36 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Syllabus
STRATIGRAPHY AND PRACTICALS
Physical stratigraphy: events and their identification in the geological record. Sequence stratigraphy: concepts and applications in different settings and data sets (outcrop, seismic lines). Sequence stratigraphy and chronostratigraphy. Methods for the interpretation of seismic lines (theoretical and practical).
Paleomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy: physical principles and applications.
Cyclostratigraphy: analyses of cyclic signals and applications in stratigraphy. Chemostratigraphy: basic principles of Oxygen and Carbon stable isotopes and stratigraphic applications. Paleomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy: physical principles and applications. Chronostratigraphy. Geochronologic Timescale. Astrochronologiccal Timescale.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi