cod. 00459

Academic year 2012/13
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Geografia fisica e geomorfologia (GEO/04)
Ambito geomorfologico-geologico applicativo
Type of training activity
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The first part of the course deals with the main physical processes affecting the earth surfaces in order to understand the different clymatic condictions affecting the different regions of the earth surface. In the second part of the course the main different methods for maps construction are considered.


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Course unit content

The Earth shape. The Earth rotation and revolution. Solstices and equinoxes.Sideral and solar day.. The structure of the atmosphere. The solar radiation. Air temperature. Atmosphere pressure. The winds and the atmospheric circulation. The atmospheric moisture.Air masses, fronts and middle latitudes cyclones. The Koppen and Strahler clymatic clssifications.

Full programme

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A.N. STRAHLER:"Geografia Fisica", PICCIN, Padova (1984).

S.PEREGO:"Cartografia . Lettura delle Carte Topografiche (2004).

A.N.STRAHLER:"The Earth Sciences",Harper&Row, (1971).

Teaching methods

Lessons and exercitations

Assessment methods and criteria

Practical and oral

Other information

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