GEOLOGIA DEL QUATERNARIO

Degree course: 
Corso di Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2018/2019
Year: 
2
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2019/2020
Course type: 
Supplementary compulsory subjects
Credits: 
4
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
40
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (24 hours), Exercise (16 hours)
Requirements: 

Basic knowledge of geomorphology, lithology and climate and paleoclimate.

Final Examination: 
Orale

Oral test with evaluation in a scale of 30/30

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

the main aims of the course are the recognition, description and understanding of the quaternary deposits and their paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental meaning.

The course is composed by 4 modules:
1) The deposits: what are and how we can describe them: sedimentology and stratigraphy elements of loose deposits. Main structures and and analyses methods (6 hours):Lithostratigraphic; allostratigraphic,magnetostratigraphic,biostratigrafic, tefrostratigrafic, cronostratigrafic, climatostratigrafic units. Mammals biochronology. (2 hours)
2) Dating methods applied to Quaternary: 14C; Thermoluminescence, other methods. (4 hours)
3) The Quaternary; Chronology and main climatic events. Glaciations and interglacials. Sea level changes.(4 hours)
4) The Holocene: Chronology and main climatic events. Glacial fluctuations and sea level changes. (4 hours)

The course is composed by 4 modules:
1) The deposits: what are and how we can describe them: sedimentology and stratigraphy elements of loose deposits. Main structures and and analyses methods (6 hours):Lithostratigraphic; allostratigraphic,magnetostratigraphic,biostratigrafic, tefrostratigrafic, cronostratigrafic, climatostratigrafic units. Mammals biochronology. (2 hours)
2) Dating methods applied to Quaternary: 14C; Thermoluminescence, other methods. (4 hours)
3) The Quaternary; Chronology and main climatic events. Glaciations and interglacials. Sea level changes.(4 hours)
4) The Holocene: Chronology and main climatic events. Glacial fluctuations and sea level changes. (4 hours)

Geologia del Quaternario
L'evoluzione geologica degli ambienti superficiali
Autore: Francesco Carraro
Dario Flaccovio Editore 408 pagine Prima Edizione febbraio 2012 ISBN 9788857901107
Quaternary Geology and the Environment
Jean Riser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Publication Date: 2001 ISBN 13: 9781852333201

Lectures (20 hours) and field lessons (12 hours mandatory). In laboratory deposits analyses (4 hours mandatory).

For any further information and esplanations send an email to : mauro.guglielmin@uninsubria.it to have an appointment that will be possible both in Varese and in Como.

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