PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
cod. 00459

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
CHELLI Alessandro
Academic discipline
Geografia fisica e geomorfologia (GEO/04)
Field
Ambito geomorfologico-geologico applicativo
Type of training activity
Characterising
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Integrated course unit module: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY CARTOGRAPHY AND GIS

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.

Prerequisites

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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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Bibliography

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

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

Teaching methods

Classroom lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
The obtained grade is mediated by the marks obtained in the Cartography practice test and in the GIS practice test.

Other information

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