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Marine Geology

Code: 44558
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Kristina Pikelj
doc. dr. sc. Igor Felja
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Igor Felja - Practicum
izv. prof. dr. sc. Kristina Pikelj - Practicum
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All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
1.To comprehend basic knowledge and understanding of the interrelationship of natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology) underlying the study of marine environment
2. To develop an awareness of the wider spectrum of geological disciplines
3. To be awarea nd understand the temporal and spatial dimensions in Earth processes
4. To develop asic ability to describe a solution at an abstract level.
5. To develop ability to use simple quantitative methods and to apply them to geological problems.
6. To be aware of basic relevant state-of-the-art technologies and their application.
7. To be able to learn and study including effective time management and flexibility

Introduction and history of marine research. 2+2
Morphology and genesis of the oceans. 2+2
Sources and composition of marine sediments. Lithogenous, hydrogenous and biogenous sediments. 2+2
Physical oceanography relevant for genesis and sea sediment disposition (wave, current, tide). 2+2
Sea water and hydrogenous sediments. 2+2
Coast, sea level processes and effects of sea level change. 2+2
Climates and sediments. 2+2
Pelagic organisms and biogenous sediments. 2+2
Organisms and sea bottom. 2+2
Estuarine and anti-estuarine water exchange currents and their influence to the sea bottom sediments. Residence time. 2+2
Deep-sea sediments. 2+2
Paleocanography. 2+2
Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea. 2+2
Marine geological cartography. 2+2
Sea-bottom sampling and data acquisition. 2+2
  1. Juračić, M.: Geologija mora (http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geol/predmet/geomor_b)
  2. Selbold E. & Berger W.H.: The Sea Floor. An introduction to Marine geology. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1996.
  3. Open University Course Team, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2002:
    -The Ocean Basins: Their Structure and Evolution
    -Seawater: Its Composition, Properties and Behaviour
    -Waves, Tides and Shallow Water Processes
    -Ocean Chemistry and Deep Sea Sediments
1. semester
Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Ecology and Nature Preservation
Consultations schedule: