GEOMORPHOLOGY

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Code
65682
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8763 Earth Sciences (L-34) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Earth Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • PHISICAL GEOGTRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY 52415
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY 61673
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Geomorphology is the science that studies the nature, history, genesis and distribution of landforms and related surface deposits. Morphogenetic agents are defined as those phenomena that through mechanisms called morphogenetic processes give rise to the landforms. During the course, the origin and evolution of the landforms will be illustrated in relation to endogenous and exogenous genetic agents and processes, geology, climate, vegetation and relations with anthropogenic modification.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Bases for the analytical, interpretative and evolutionary study of the landforms are analyzed, with particular attention to the landforms due to the exogenous dynamic.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons

Classroom and field exercises

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Relationship between morphology and geological structure; morphotectonics and morphoselection. Azonal geomorphology: slope modelling, fluvial and coastal evolution. Climatic geomorphology: glacial, periglacial, arid morphodynamic system. Anthropogenic geomorphology. Principles for geomorphological survey and mapping.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • CASTIGLIONI G.B., Geomorfologia, UTET.
  • DRAMIS F., OLLIER C., Genesi ed evoluzione del rilievo terrestre, Pitagora Editrice Bologna 
  • PANIZZA M.,Geomorfologia, Pitagora Editrice,Bologna
  • CICCACCI S., Le forme del rilievo, Arnaldo Mondadori Università
  • McKNIGHT T. L., HESS D., Geografia Fisica, Piccin.
  • STRAHLER A.N., Geografia Fisica, Piccin.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: by appointment

Office hours: The reception of students will be agreed directly with the lecturer by appointment.  

Exam Board

MARCO FIRPO (President)

FRANCESCO FACCINI

PIERLUIGI BRANDOLINI (President Substitute)

IVANO RELLINI (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons

Classroom and field exercises

LESSONS START

March 01, 2022

Class schedule

GEOMORPHOLOGY