Geology and Geomorphology 1300-215GEOM
The lecture presents basic information on the geological structure of the Earth, in particular of the upper layers of Earth’s crust. It introduces plate tectonics as the basic theorem used nowadays to understand the processes forming modern oceans and continents, and explaining the basic aspects of orogenic processes. The student learns about the rules of rock classification, and the basic exo- and endogenic processes. A simplified geological os Poland is presented, including the influence of glacial processes on the landscape. The most important processes shaping the morphology and the resulting landscape forms are discussed. The role of climate on the formation of various lithologies is discussed. Human influence on climate is briefly presented.
Type of course
The students understand the basic processes shaping the outermost layer of Earth’s crust. They can distinguish various landforms, know basic types of rocks and minerals. The can explain the role of ice-sheets in shaping landscapes. They know how to explain the distribution of earthquakes and volcanism on Earth’s surface. They know the basic points of Earth’s history and the rules of reading geological maps. They can name and recognize basic sedimentary environments.
Final written examination
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