This course will provide the student the knowledge on the processes that shape the Earth's surface and the relative landforms. This knowledge is important to reconstruct the geological evolution in a continental environment and to study processes possibly dangerous for human beings and their activities. After taking the course the students will be able to recognize landforms generated by the interaction between surface processes and bedrock, the origin and evolution of depositional forms, the time-space relationship between the morphologies present in the landscape.
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ProgrammeIntroduction to Geomorphology; Weathering; soils; introduction to air-photo analysis; geomorphological cartography; slope processes, landforms and deposits; river processes, landforms and deposits; glacial processes, landforms and deposits; periglacial processes, landforms and deposits; karst processes, landforms and deposits; aeolian processes, landforms and deposits; tectonic geomorphology; volcanic geomorphology; planation landforms and landscape evolution models. The lab activity includes the interpretation of air photos relative to central Italy.
Core DocumentationDRAMIS & OLLIER, Genesi ed evoluzione del rilievo terrestre. PITAGORA EDITRICE BOLOGNA
MCKNIGHT & HESS, Geografia Fisica. PICCIN, PADOVA
CICCACCI, LE FORME DEL RILIEVO, Atlante illustrato di Geomorfologia. MONDADORI UNIVERSITA’
SPAGNA, Aerogeologia. PITAGORA EDITRICE, BOLOGNA.
ANGELELLI, ARCOZZI, MANDOLESI, PRETI, Guida alla fotointerpretazione e restituzione tematica. PITAGORA EDITRICE, BOLOGNA.
GOMARASCA, Elementi di Geomatica. A.I.T., ROMA.
Type of delivery of the course48 h lessons 36 h lab activity (air photo interpretation)
Type of evaluationa written test, air photo interpretation, an oral examination
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