Learning outcomes of the course unit
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.
Course contents summary
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.
A.N. STRAHLER:"Geografia Fisica", PICCIN, Padova (1984).
A.N.STRAHLER:"The Earth Sciences",Harper&Row, (1971).
Assessment methods and criteria
The obtained grade is mediated by the marks obtained in the Cartography practice test and in the GIS practice test.