Physical geography and cartography

A.Y. 2017/2018
8
Max ECTS
68
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course intend to provide the basis for understanding and reading the earth landscape, by underlining the relationships among the environmental components.
Expected learning outcomes
Basis for understanding and reading the earth landscape and the relationships among the different components of the environment. Ability of using large scale cartography
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The Earth. Base of cartography, form and movements. Map projections. Atmosphere and climate. The Earth's atmosphere: subdivisions and composition. Elements of climate: temperature, pressure and humidity. Climate classification. Climate variations. Hydrosphere: water distribution on the Earth, oceans and sea, landforms made by waves and currents, runoff and ground water, lakes; the cryosphere. Lithosphere: continent and ocean distribution. The great landforms of Earth's crust. Natural landscapes. Landscape classification. Environment and man.
GEO/04 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY - University credits: 8
Practicals with elements of theory: 12 hours
Lessons: 56 hours
Shifts:
turno 1
Professor: Azzoni Roberto Sergio
turno 2
Professor: Senese Antonella