Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at supplying:
-the knowledge of the principles and methods for geomorphological mapping, as basic element for thematic survey related to territorial and environmental planning;
-the knowledge of the main geomorphologic hazards and connected risks.
-the knowledge for the assessment, selection, safeguard and improvement of the geosites.
The attendance of the course of Geomorfologia (6/7 CFU) is mandatory
Course contents summary
Introduction. The Applied Geomorphology: general concepts and fields of application. Outline of the genetic and depositional characters of the Quaternary clastic cover: origin and characters of the loose deposits.
Principles and methods of survey and geomorphologic cartography; scale questions; bedrock morpholithologic units; legend, colours and morphogenetic processes; deposit landforms and connected symbology; concepts of morphochronology: sampling and dating of the materials. Problems related to the landform interpretation and relation among them.
Reading and interpretation of the Geomorphological maps. Field exercitations.
Short account on thematic cartography derived by geomorphological maps.
Geomorphological sites as safeguard of the earth heritage connected to cultural aspect of the environment. Mapping and assessment of the geomorphologic sites. The example of the geomorphosites of the Park of the Apuane Alps.
Applied Geomorphology and environmental management: the concept of hazard, risk, vunerability. Basic knowledge on regional Planning.
Fluvial hazard and related risk.
Glacial and nival hazard and related risk.
Volcanic hazard and related risk.
Landslide hazard and related risk.
Seismic and neotectonic hazard and related risk.
Coastal hazard and related risk.
Cartography of the geomorphological hazard: concepts and methods, Syntesis Map of the geomophological hazard.
Contribution of the Geomorphology in the Environmental Impact Assessment: general approach and study cases.
Dackombe R.V. and Gardiner V. -"Geomorphological Field Manual", Allen & Unwin Ed., Londra, 1983.
Dramis F. e Bisci C. -”Cartografia geomorfologica”, Pitagora Ed., Bologna, 1998.
Giacomelli L. e Scandone R. –“Vulcani e eruzioni”, Pitagora Ed., Bologna, 2002.
Gisotti G. e Benedini M. –“Il dissesto idrogeologico”, Serie Scienze e Tecnica, Carocci Ed., Roma, 2000.
Marchetti M.- “Geomorfologia fluviale”, Pitagora Ed., Bologna, 2000.
Marchetti M. & Rivas V. (Eds) – “Geomorphology and environmental impact assessment”, Balkema Pbs, Amsterdam, 2001.
Panizza M. -"Geomorfologia applicata", NIS, Roma, 1988.
Turner A.K. and Schuster R.L. (Eds.) – “LANDSLIDES: investigation and mitigation”, TRB special report 247, Nat. Acad. Press, Washington D.C., 1996.