20410328 - ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY II

The course aims to provide an adequate overview of the scientific contents of Earth Sciences. The course deals with the modern aspects of Earth Sciences, framing geological phenomena in the framework of the most modern theories and illustrating the hazards and risks associated with natural phenomena such as, for example, seismic and volcanic phenomena, also referring to the geology of the Italian territory. The course also aims to provide the basis for understanding the rocks cycle and their rocks genetic processes through laboratory and field experiences. During the didactical laboratories and field excursions students will learn to understand the different aspects of Italian territory, with particular regard to its environmental value e fragility.

Canali

CIFELLI FRANCESCA

teacher profile | teaching materials

Mutuazione: 20410328 ELEMENTI DI GEOLOGIA II in Geologia del Territorio e delle Risorse LM-74 CIFELLI FRANCESCA

Programme

The materials of the Earth: minerals, the lithogenetic processes, the lithogenetic cycle, the magmatic rocks, the sedimentary rocks, the metamorphic rocks, the bedding and the deformation of the rocks.
Volcanic phenomena: magma and volcanic activity, the main types of eruptions, shape of volcanic buildings, products of volcanic activity, the geographic distribution of volcanoes, volcanoes and man (the volcanic risk).
Seismic phenomena: the theory of elastic rebound, the seismic cycle, types of seismic waves and their propagation and registration, the force of an earthquake (scales of intensity and magnitude), the geographic distribution of earthquakes, the seismic activity and the man (seismic risk)
Plate tectonics: the internal structure of the Earth, the structure of the crust, the Earth's magnetic field, Earth’s internal heat, the convective mantle, from the hypothesis of the drift of the continents to the formulation of the theory of plate tectonics.
The Earth as an integrated system: interaction between the different systems of the planet (biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, cryosphere), the earth's atmosphere, climate and meteorological phenomena, renewable and non-renewable natural resources.
Field trip in Caffarella Valley
Field trip in the city of Rome


Core Documentation

Capire la Terra
J.P. Grotzinger, T-H Jordan
(Terza edizione italiana condotta sulla settima edizione americana)

Il Globo Terrestre e la sua evoluzione
E. L. Palmieri e M. Parotto
Sesta Edizione (2008)

Educational material distributed during the course

Type of delivery of the course

frontal teaching, hands-on activities, field laboratory

Type of evaluation

Grades will be computed based on this relative weighting scheme: Oral exam on the base of the program presented during the course 90% Class participation 10%

CIFELLI FRANCESCA

teacher profile | teaching materials

Mutuazione: 20410328 ELEMENTI DI GEOLOGIA II in Geologia del Territorio e delle Risorse LM-74 CIFELLI FRANCESCA

Programme

The materials of the Earth: minerals, the lithogenetic processes, the lithogenetic cycle, the magmatic rocks, the sedimentary rocks, the metamorphic rocks, the bedding and the deformation of the rocks.
Volcanic phenomena: magma and volcanic activity, the main types of eruptions, shape of volcanic buildings, products of volcanic activity, the geographic distribution of volcanoes, volcanoes and man (the volcanic risk).
Seismic phenomena: the theory of elastic rebound, the seismic cycle, types of seismic waves and their propagation and registration, the force of an earthquake (scales of intensity and magnitude), the geographic distribution of earthquakes, the seismic activity and the man (seismic risk)
Plate tectonics: the internal structure of the Earth, the structure of the crust, the Earth's magnetic field, Earth’s internal heat, the convective mantle, from the hypothesis of the drift of the continents to the formulation of the theory of plate tectonics.
The Earth as an integrated system: interaction between the different systems of the planet (biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, cryosphere), the earth's atmosphere, climate and meteorological phenomena, renewable and non-renewable natural resources.
Field trip in Caffarella Valley
Field trip in the city of Rome


Core Documentation

Capire la Terra
J.P. Grotzinger, T-H Jordan
(Terza edizione italiana condotta sulla settima edizione americana)

Il Globo Terrestre e la sua evoluzione
E. L. Palmieri e M. Parotto
Sesta Edizione (2008)

Educational material distributed during the course

Type of delivery of the course

frontal teaching, hands-on activities, field laboratory

Type of evaluation

Grades will be computed based on this relative weighting scheme: Oral exam on the base of the program presented during the course 90% Class participation 10%