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Course unit
INO2043832, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SILVANA MARTIN GEO/03
Other lecturers JACOPO BOAGA GEO/11

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines GEO/07 Petrology and Petrography 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of physics and chemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: A student who has fulfilled the objectives of the course will be able to:
• determine the position of the geological objects on a map and in the field
• be able to analyse the geological characteristics in different types of maps and decide which type of geophysical survey can be useful
• recognize the structural lineaments, rocks, sediments in the field
• understand and be able to criticize geological works
Examination methods: 1 written test and a final oral examination
The test will be 60 minutes long.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria will be based on the acquired ability of:
_ analysing topographic maps, defining geographic and UTM coordinates, drawing a topographic profile
_ reading, interpreting geological maps and drawing geological sections
_collecting and reworking structural data using stereographic projections
_ collecting and interpreting geomechanical data
_ collecting and analysing geophysical data
_ recognizing geological hazard situations
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is based on theory presentation followed by applications.
The practical work consists in analysis of topographic, geomorphological and geological maps, construction of geological sections, field laboratory for collecting structural data and plotting them geomechanics,geophysical survey in the field near Padova, specific seminars by expert researchers.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1:25.000 topographic map of the Padova area or of the Venetian region, geological maps
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • C.M.R. Fowler, The solid earth. --: Cambridge, 2005. Geodynamics and geophysics Cerca nel catalogo
  • A.E. Mussett, M.A. Khan, Looking into the earth. --: Cambridge, 2000. Geophysics Cerca nel catalogo
  • D.M. Ragan, Structural geology. --: Cambridge, 2009. structural geology and geomechanics Cerca nel catalogo
  • B.Simpson, Geological map. --: Pergamon press, 1968.
  • D.L. Turcotte, G. Schubert, Geodynamics. --: Cambridge, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo