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Laboratory course in physical geology II - MG421C21B
Title: Praktikum ze všeobecné geologie II
Czech title: Praktikum ze všeobecné geologie II
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Roland Nádaskay, Ph.D.
Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Roland Nádaskay, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jan Šulc
Annotation -
The course “Praktikum ze všeobecné geologie II“ (General geology – labs II) is closely linked to the subject “Všeobecná geologie II” (General geology II). The course provides students with overview of the theory of exogenous processes that overlaps or supplements the General geology II. Through practical exercises, the course emphasizes basic practical tasks, e.g., interpretation of geological process and resulting landforms. A goal of the practical exercises is to make students familiar with basic aspects of exogenous geological processes. Fullfilling of this course is necessary to succeed at more advanced courses such as sedimentology, geomorphology, historical geology and stratigraphy, paleoecology, etc.).
Last update: Nádaskay Roland, Mgr., Ph.D. (01.10.2021)
Literature -

Presentations (pdf slides) and protocols will be uploaded on Moodle 2:

Study literature (only examples of suitable books and textbooks):

Bábek, O. (2005): Historická geologie. Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc. In Czech.

Demek, J. (1988): Obecná geomorfologie. 1. vyd. Academia, Praha, 476 pp. In Czech.

Hamblin, K. W., Howard, J. D. (1992): Exercises in Physical Geology. Eighth Edition. - Macmillan Publ. Co., 224 pp.

Kachlík, V., Chlupáč, I. (1996): Základy geologie. Historická geologie. - Karolinum Praha. 341 pp. In Czech.

Kukal, Z. (1986): Základy sedimentologie. 1. vyd. Academia, Praha, 466 pp. In Czech.

Petránek, J. (1963): Usazené horniny, jejich složení, vznik a ložiska. Nakladatelství ČSAV, Praha, 720 pp. In Czech.

Press, F., Siever, R. (1998): Understanding Earth. Second Edition. - W.H. Freeman and Co., 682 pp.

Plummer, Ch. C., McGreary, D. (1993): Physical Geology. Sixth Edition. - Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 537 pp.

Reading. H. G. (1996): Sedimentary Environments: Processes, Facies and Stratigraphy. 3rd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 704 pp.

Reineck, H.-E., Singh, I. B. (1980): Depositional Sedimentary Environments. 2nd Edition. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 549 pp.

Ritter, S., Petersen, M. (2015): Interpreting Earth History. A Manual in Historical Geology. Eighth Edition. Waveland Press, 291 pp.

Rubín, J., Balatka, B., eds. (1986): Atlas skalních, zemních a půdních tvarů. 1. vyd. Academia, Praha, 385 pp. In Czech. (Contains terminology in English, German, French and Russian)

Šráček, O., Kuchovský, T. (2003): Základy hydrogeologie. Masarykova univerzita, Brno. In Czech.

Last update: Nádaskay Roland, Mgr., Ph.D. (31.01.2022)
Requirements to the exam -

Credits are awarded on following grounds:

1. Attendance on lessons. Absence has to be excused in advance or on the day of the lesson (e.g., by e-mail). Excuses presented later will not be considered.

2. Evaluation of student's independent endeavor. Student has to fulfill in total 10 protocols with practical exercises. All exercises have to be properly fulfilled. In case the protocols are incomplete or contains significant errors, student will be awarded less points to his final score. Corrections to protocols are not expected - protocols will be evaluated on a one-time basis! Protocols have to be handed over to lecturer upon following lecture. Failing to do so means failing the course.

3. Evaluation of an essay on a topic related to the exogenous geology. Topics will be assigned to students at the beginning of the summer semester and the finalized essays will have to be submitted until indicated deadline. Failing to do so means failing the course.

4. Results of final exam. Each of the exams comprise 12 quiz questions focused on theory as well as practical examples. 10 questions are for 3 points, 2 for 5 points; thus, the maximum score from single exam is 40 points. The exam will be held during the exam period (at least 3 times).

Final grade consist of fulfilled protocols (40 %; i.e., 50 points in total; max. gain per protocol is 4 points), essay (20 %) and final exam (40 %).

To be awarded credits, student has to gain at least 70 % of final grade by sum of fulfilled protocols and exam results result. Thus, it´s not possible to succeed with only fulfilled protocols and essay (and failed exams) or only with full point gain from exams (and 0 points from protocols and essay).

Example of awarding a final grade: protocols 30 point, sessay 15 points, final exam 35 points = 80 points (80 %) = passed.

Last update: Nádaskay Roland, Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2022)
Syllabus -

1. (a) Introduction to the course; (b) Stratigraphy (basic principles);

2. (a) Weathering – its processes, resistance of minerals and rocks, landforms produced by weathering and erosion; (b) Gravity-driven processes – recognition of slope-processes in maps and satellite images;

3. Groundwater – hydrogeological properties of rocks, principles of groundwater flow, drawing groundwater-table contours;

4. Karst – processes and phenomena, recognition of karst landforms in maps and satellite images;

5. Fluvial environment – introduction to fluvial processes, i.e., erosion, transport, and accumulation by water streams; recognition of fluvial phenomena and interpretation of fluvial processes using maps and satellite images;

6. Lakes – lacustrine environment and classification of lakes; their interpretation using maps and satellite images;

7. Deltas – interpretation of depositional processes and landforms related to fluvial deltas;

8. Marine environment – shoreline to deep sea profile, marine processes and deposits; recognition of landforms at continent–ocean transition and interpretation of coastal evolution;

9. Glaciers – mountain and continental glaciers; recognition of glacial landforms using maps and satellite images;

10. Eolian processes and deserts – introduction to eolian processes, review of erosional and accumulation landforms (dunes, etc.), desert environment, origin and processes; intertretation of eolian dunes from satellite images.

Last update: Nádaskay Roland, Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2022)
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