cod. 02627

Academic year 2014/15
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Geologia stratigrafica e sedimentologica (GEO/02)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
52 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

To introduce students to geological and geophysical aspects of forces shaping the oceanic regions, To present plate tectonics as an unifying theory to explain the geological processes, To examine the major geological features associated with submarine environment


Knowledges of Structural Geology, Tectonics, Geophysics and Stratigraphy

Course unit content

Introduction, Morphology of the continents and oceans, Internal structure of the Earth, Plate Tectonics, Genesis and evolution of the oceanic crust, Rifting processes, Genesis and evolution of the passive margins, Genesis and evolution of the active margins, Strike-slip motion and final remarks

Full programme

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Text Book
Kearey and Vine, Tettonica Globale. Zanichelli (1994).

Reference Books
Moores and Twiss, Tectonics, Freeman & Company, NY (1995).
Open University Team, The Ocean Basins: Their structure and evolution, 2nd edition , Uk (1998).
Fowler, The Solid Earth: An introduction to global geophysics, Cambridge University Press, Uk (1990).

Teaching methods

The course consists of oral lectures, practicals and homeworks concerning Plate Tectonics and analysis of major morpho-structural environments occurring in oceanic area

Assessment methods and criteria

The final grading will be based on oral exam, participation, practicals and homework

Other information

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