MARINE GEOLOGY FOR HYDROGRAPHY 1

MARINE GEOLOGY FOR HYDROGRAPHY 1

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Code
95006
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10590 HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY (LM-75) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/02
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course starts to the study of the marine floors and underlying layers with features, sediments, structures and morphodynamics of the ocean basin with particular reference to the seafloor nature, marine and coastal sediment environments and geomorphology, marine geotechnics, acoustics and high resolution seismic stratigraphy. An integrated approach is fundamental to study Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Processes referring to the Hydrographic International Standards.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide the students an integrated view of sea floor with the necessary notions and concepts to make them able to correctly analyse and interpret seabed and sub-seabed nature and features with acoustics and high resolution seismic stratigraphy, sediment properties and morphodynamics of the ocean basin. That purpose is aimed at also by the exploitation of an integrated approach between geophysics and geological data to product a seabed mapping.

Teaching methods

Lectures and guided exercises

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Seafloor nature; Marine and Coastal Geomorphology; Seabed sampling; Marine geotechnics and sediment properties; Acoustics in the sediments; Principles of sedimentology and sedimentary cycle; Acoustic backscatter and seabed mapping; Marine and coastal environments and high resolution seismic stratigraphy.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Davis R.A., Fitzgerald D.M., 2003. Beaches and Coast. Blackwell Pub.

Li M.Z., Sherwood C.R., Hill P.R. (Eds.), 2012. Sediments, Morphology and sedimentary Processes on Continental Shelves. Advances in Technologies, Research and applications. Special Publication n. 44 of the International Associations of Sedimentologists, Wiley Blackwell Ed.

Lurton X., Lamarche G., 2015. Backscatter measurements by seafloor‐mapping sonars Guidelines and Recommendations. A collective report by members of the GeoHab Backscatter Working Group Editors.

Robert C.M., 2009. Global Sedimentology of the Ocean. Developments in Marine Geology, 3, Elsevier Ed.

Teachers’ lecture notes.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Upon request

Exam Board

ROBERTA IVALDI (President)

NICOLA CORRADI (President)

LAURA CANESI

MARCO FERRARI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and guided exercises

LESSONS START

October 2018

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral

Assessment methods

Written tests during the course

FURTHER INFORMATION

Recommended the frequency to the exercises