MARINE GEOLOGY FOR HYDROGRAPHY 2

MARINE GEOLOGY FOR HYDROGRAPHY 2

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Code
95007
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
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course starts to the study of the marine and ocean basins floors and underlying layers with features, sediments, structures and morphodynamics of the ocean basin. In particular the recent technological growth and the use of high resolution seismic stratigraphy are fundamental in the study of the ocean basins referring to the classical and applied Marine Geology. The evolution and the history of the basins are the base of the knowledge and an important help to a wide view of the oceans

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide the students an integrated view of the evolution of the oceanic and sea floor basins with the necessary notions and concepts to make them able to correctly analyse and interpret stratigraphy with particular reference to the seismic stratigraphy referring to the sedimentary processes and the geological evolution of the ocean basins. That purpose is aimed at also by the exploitation of an integrated and applied approach between geophysics and geological data referring to Mediterranean case histories.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Focuses on principles of geodynamics of the oceans referring to the continental margin records, shallow water processes and marine geology applied in the context of seafloor resources exploitation and environment useful to human activities. In particular the course is devoted to the introduction to the ocean basin and the principles of the plate tectonics, the continental margin records and the relation to the coast, beaches and shallow water processes during time, and applied marine geology to the seafloor resources, geohazard and hydrography to coastal management.

Teaching methods

Lectures and guided exercises

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Basic concept of plate tectonics in the context of the ocean basin evolution. Continental drift and sea-floor spreading. Lithological cycles and rock types classification. Continental margin records: tectonics evolution and sedimentary dynamics. Processes and products of sediment erosion and transport on continental margin. Offshore sedimentary dynamics: case histories. Near shore geological processes and the offshore. Littoral system: sedimentary processes and dynamics evolution. Coastal hazards: erosion, sea level-rise, flow gravity mass, turbidity current, tsunami, flood. High resolution seismic stratigraphy and applied Marine Geology case histories.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kennett J.P., Marine Geology, Prentice Hall Ed., 1982.

Mienert J., Weaver F., European Margin Sediment Dynamics. Springer Verlag Ed., 2003.

Mosher D.C., Moscardelli L., Shipp R.C., Chaytor J.D., Baxter C.D.P., Lee H.J., Urgeles R., Submarine Mass Movements: Triggers, Mechanics, and Geotechnical Properties. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Vol. 28, Springer Science, Business Media B.V. Ed,. 2010.

Short A., Handbook of beach and shoreface morphodynamics.. Wiley Ed., 1999.

Veeken P.C.H., Seismic Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis and Reservoir Characterization. Handbook of Geophysical exploration seismic exploration, Helbig K., Treitel S., 37, 2007.

 

Lecture notesprovided by the teacher

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

Start lessons at: http://www.distav.unige.it/ccsambnat/orariolezioni

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral

Assessment methods

Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of detail required for each topic will be provided during the lessons.
The oral examination will focus mainly on the topics presented during the lectures. The ability to expose the arguments clearly and with correct terminology will be evaluated.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Recommended the frequency to the  lectures and exercises.