Marine geology

Marine geology

Code: 63327
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Kristina Pikelj - Lectures
Lecturers: Kristina Pikelj - Practicum
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Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
History of marine research. Morphology and genesis of oceans. Sources and composition of marine sediments. Lithogenous, hydrogenous and biogenous sediments. Physical oceanography relevant for genesis and sea sediment disposition (wave, current, tide). Sea water and hydrogenous sediments. Coast, sea level processes and effects of sea level change. Climates and sediments. Estuarine and anti-estuarine water exchange currents and their influence to the sea bottom. Organisms and sea bottom. Residence time. Sedimentation rates. Paleocanography. Deep- sea sediments. Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea. Marine geological cartography. Sea-bottom sampling and data acquisition.

Learning outcomes:

Basic knowledge and understanding of the interrelationship of natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology) underlying the study of marine environment
An awareness of the wider spectrum of geological disciplines
Awareness and understanding of the temporal and spatial dimensions in Earth processes
Basic ability to describe a solution at an abstract level.
Ability to use simple quantitative methods and to apply them to geological problems.
Basic awareness of relevant state-of-the-art technologies and their application
Ability to learn and study including effective time management and flexibility
Literature:
  1. Selbold E. & Berger W.H.: The Sea Floor. An introduction to Marine geology. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1996.
  2. Juračić, M.: Geologija mora (http://www.pmf.unizg.hr/geol/predmet/geomor_b)
5. semester
Izborni predmet - Mandatory studij - Undergraduate Study of Geology
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