GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: SILVANA MARTIN

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry.
Examination methods: 1 written test and a final oral examination
The test will be 60 minutes long.
Course unit contents: Elements of cartography. Geographic, UTM and Gauss Boaga coordinates, topographic maps, stratimetry analysis, geological profiles. Properties of the rocks and sediments. Review of stratigraphy, rock and sediment classification. Elements of structural geology and geomorphology, erosion process and sediment production, geomorphological implications. Geological maps of the Veneto, Garda area, Padova, Trentino, Euganean hills, Apennines, Italy. Elements of geothermics. Seismic refraction and reflection survey. Electrical survey, resistivity profiles. Stress and strain, rock reology, fault mechanics, elements of seismotectonic and seismic hazard. Elements of geodynamics, mantle and core physics, geothermal setting and gravity.
Field laboratories : Structural and geomechanical measures: Euganean hills. Geophysics (geoelectrical and seismical survey): Fenice Parc. Radon measures: Euganean hills