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Sant'Anna Institute | Department of Study Abroad

Sant'Anna Institute

Introduction to Volcanology JU 330

3 credits (45 hours)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course is an introduction to the main elements of geological sciences including stratigraphy laws, the maintypes of rocks, and an understanding of faults and folds. These elements will be used to understand Plate Tectonics theory. Using this theory, different kinds of volcanoes will be analyzed, examining different magmatic compositions, igneous and pyroclastic rocks, and their geodynamic environments. The role of geologic and geomorphologic processes will be analyzed in reference to volcanic risk. This course will also study landslides in volcanic soils (the case of Sarno mountains) and groundwater flow in volcanic aquifers and exploitation of thermal waters (the case of Ischia).

 


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