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Study-unit GEOLOGY 1

Course name Geology
Study-unit Code 55A00014
Curriculum Comune a tutti i curricula
Lecturer Angela Bertinelli
Lecturers
  • Angela Bertinelli - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 63 Hours - Didattica Ufficiale - Angela Bertinelli
CFU 9
Course Regulation Coorte 2016
Supplied 2017/18
Supplied other course regulation
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Ambito geologico-paleontologico
Sector GEO/02
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction Italian
Contents Stratigraphy. Facies. Lithogenetic cycle: weathering, sedimentation, diagenesis. Physical charachters. Sedimentary structures. Depositional environments. Classification of sedimentary rocks: terrigenous, carbonatic, evaporitic, siliceous and dolostones. The Umbria-Marche stratigraphic succession. Practical laboratory and fieldtrips
Reference texts Geologia del sedimentario - M.E. Tucker (Dario Flaccovio Ed.)
Capire la Terra - Press, Siever, Grotzinger & Jordan (Zanichelli Editore Bologna);
slides of the lessons and other material provided by the professor.
Other suggested texts:
Rocce e successioni sedimentarie - A. Bosellini, E. Mutti, F. Ricci Lucchi (UTET)
Sedimentografia - F. Ricci Lucchi (Zanichelli)
Atlas and glossary of primary sedimentary structures - F.J. Pettijohn & P.E. Potter (Springer Verlag, out of print)
Rocce sedimentarie, guida alla descrizione degli affioramenti rocciosi - M.E. Tucker (Dario Flaccovio Ed.)
Atlante delle rocce sedimentarie al microscopio - A.E. Adams, W.S. Mackenzie, C. Guilford (Zanichelli Editore Bologna)
Facies models - R.G. Walker (Geoscience Canada Reprint Series 1)
Introduzione alla studio delle rocce carbonatiche - A. Bosellini (Italo Bovolenta Ed.))
Guide Geologiche regionali n. 7 , I e II vol. “Appennino Umbro-Marchigiano” (BE-MA ed.)
Educational objectives The aim of the course of Geology 1 is to supply students with knowledge and tools to be able to perform facies analysis, with descriptions of the main lithological features (with classification of rocks), and to define the depositional environments.
The main acquired knowledge will be related to: principles of stratigraphy and sedimentology; characterization of the depositional environments; characterization of the Umbria-Marche stratigraphic succession (as palaeoenvironmental evolution through space and time )
The main acquired applying knowledge will be: to recognise and to describe different liological features, sedimentary structures, depositional environments, and to be able to perform facies analisys.
Prerequisites In order to be able to better understand the topics described within the course of Geology 1, you should have successfully passed the exames of Physic Geography and Cartography, Palaeontology, Mineralogy.
Teaching methods Theoretical lessons and practical training, with laboratory and field trips.
Learning verification modality The exam consists in an unique test, subdivided in two different parts:
a practice part with the aim to describe and classificate rock samples (closed stimulus with open answer practice test)
an oral part to test the ability of the student to contextualize the descriptions given in the practice part (open stimulus with open answer oral exam)
The two parts of the exame will be complete inside an unique session, with variable duration, depending on the preparation of the student.
The exame will be evaluated in thirtieths, on the base of the quality of the open answers given for the practice and the oral parts.
Extended program Stratigraphy. Facies. Lithogenetic cycle: weathering, sedimentation, diagenesis. Texture and physical charachters. Sedimentary structures. Depositional environments (terrigenous, carbonatic and evaporitic). Classification of sedimentary rocks: terrigenous, carbonatic, evaporitic, siliceous and dolostones. The Umbria-Marche stratigraphic succession. Practical laboratory and fieldtrips.
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