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School of Science
NATURAL SCIENCE
Course unit
GEOLOGICAL-GEOMORPHOLOGICAL MONITORING AND REMOTE-SENSING
SCN1032478, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
NATURAL SCIENCE
SC1178, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GEOLOGICAL-GEOMORPHOLOGICAL MONITORING AND REMOTE-SENSING
Website of the academic structure http://scienzenaturali.scienze.unipd.it/2018/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Biology
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge NICOLA SURIAN GEO/04
Other lecturers DARIO ZAMPIERI GEO/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines GEO/03 Structural Geology 4.0
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines GEO/04 Physical Geography and Geomorphology 5.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 4.0 48 52.0 No turn
Laboratory 2.0 32 18.0 2
Lecture 3.0 24 51.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 RILEVAMENTO GEOLOGICO, GEOMORFOLOGICO E TELERILEVAMENTO 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SURIAN NICOLA (Presidente)
ZAMPIERI DARIO (Membro Effettivo)
STEFANI CRISTINA (Supplente)
6 RILEVAMENTO GEOLOGICO, GEOMORFOLOGICO E TELERILEVAMENTO 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 ZAMPIERI DARIO (Presidente)
SURIAN NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
STEFANI CRISTINA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Effective learning benefits of the topics from the courses “Stratigraphy and Regional Geology” and “Palaeoecology and Palaeoclimatology”.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of this course is to give the theoretical and methodological bases necessary to read, interpret and produce geological and geomorphological maps. Besides field surveys, remote sensing techniques are widely used within the course.
Examination methods: Oral. Discussion of the report and of the geological and geomorphological maps produced during the fieldwork. The topics of the lectures (geology, geomorphology, remote sensing) will also evaluated.
Assessment criteria: Students are assessed according to the following criteria:
1) Ability to explain clearly and by appropriate terminology the concepts;
2) Ability to interpret and explain the different geological and geomorphological topics of the laboratory sessions and fieldwork.
Course unit contents: The course is organized in 3 parts:

1) Geological mapping (3 CFU)
The geologic part includes: projecting a fieldwork, equipment, field safety, lithostratigraphic units, graphic logs, orientation of dipping planes and linear features, outcrop patterns, structure contours, apparent dip, faults and folds in the maps.
The laboratory activity includes: use of the compass-clinometer, reading of geological maps, construction of geological cross-sections.

2) Geomorphological mapping and remote sensing (4 CFU)
In the part of the course dealing with geomorphological mapping and remote sensing the lectures will focus on: geomorphological mapping (basic concepts, legend); Quaternary deposits; the Morphological Quality Index (MQI); basic principles of remote sensing.
The laboratory sessions will deal with: interpretation of aerial photographs, using the stereoscope; processing and interpretation of satellite images using specific software (e.g. ENVI); geomorphological mapping; MQI application.

3) Field work (2 CFU)
The field work is commonly carried out in the Dolomites and the students work in small groups (3-4 students for each group). The final outputs of this activity are a geological map, a geomorphological map, and a report which illustrates such maps.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Besides lectures the course mainly consists of laboratory and field training.
Laboratory exercises include: use of the geologic compass, reading of geologic and geomorphologic maps, construction of cross-sections.
Interpretation of aerial photographs using the stereoscope; processing of satellite images; use of geographic information systems (GIS) for geomorphological mapping.
Additional notes about suggested reading: .pdf files of lectures and laboratory sessions are provided to students on the e-learning platform: https://elearning.unipd.it/biologia/
The Library of the Department of Geosciences offers a rich collection of geological and geomorphological maps of Italy and other countries, along with several books mainly in English.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Venturini Corrado, Realizzare e leggere carte e sezioni geologiche. Palermo: Dario Flaccovio Editore, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gomarasca M.A., Elementi di Geomatica. --: Associazione Italiana di Telerilevamento, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • D'Orefice M. e Graciotti R., Rilevamento geomorfologico e cartografia. Palermo: Dario Flaccovio Editore, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Concept maps
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • ENVI; ArcGIS

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