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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Regional Geology - MG421P8E
Title: Regional Geology
Czech title: Regionální geologie
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc.
Incompatibility : MG421P08, MG421P08E
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Annotation -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (21.02.2019)
The course provides complex information on the structure, location and geological development of the main segments of the Mid-European lithosphere in the global geotectonic context, time and space relationships. It is focused mainly on the structure and evolution of the crystalline complexes of the Bohemian Massif and its folded lower to lowermost Upper Paleozoic cover. The course gives basic geological and geophysical characteristic of the fundamental regional geological units, their extent, relationships and development.
Literature -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (21.02.2019)

Cháb, J. a. k., 2010. Outline of the Geology of the Bohemian Massif: the Basement Rocks and their Carboniferous and Permian Cover. Czech Geological Survey, Prague.

Suk, M., 1984. Geological history of the territory of the Czech Socialist Republic, Prague.

Dallmayer, R.D., Franke, W., and Weber, K., eds. (1995): Pre-Permian Geology of Central and Eastern Europe. Springer Verlag,.

Franke, W., Haak, V., Oncken, O., and Tanner, D. (2000): Orogenic processes: Quantification and Modelling in the Variscan Belt, Geol. Soc. (London) Spec. paper, 179, 464.

Rakús, M., ed. (1998): Geodynamic development of the Western Carpathians. - Geol. Survey. Slov. Rep., D. Štůr Publ. Bratislava.

Walter R. (1992): Geologie von Mitteleuropa. - 5. aufl. E. Schwaizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc. (10.02.2021)

knowledge of the presented topics within the scope of presentations provided to students with regard to the recommended literature, knowledge of professional English necessary, knowlege of physical geology, petrology, stratigraphy strongly reccomended,  essay on the chosen topic + oral exam. Depending on the epidemic situation, the lecture can take place online.

Syllabus -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (21.02.2019)

1. Position of the Bohemian massif and West Carpathians in the geological structure of Europe. Major phases of amalgamation of Europe,

2. Basic geophysical properties of earth crust of the Bohemian massif and West Carpathians,

3. Provenance of the unit forming a fundament of the Bohemian massif and their Variscan amalgamation,

4. Principles of regional geological division of the Bohemian massif and geological characteristic of fundament forming units (distribution, lithology, structural and tectono-metamorphic and magmatic characteristics),

5. The Moldanubian Region s.l. (including Kutná Hora and Svratka Crystalline Units),

6. The Teplá-Barrandian Region,

7. The The Krušné hory Mts. Region,

8. The Lusatian Region (West Sudetes, Lugicum),

9. The Moravo-Silesian Region,

10. Platform development of the Bohemian massif and its subdivision (permocarboniferous continental basins, triassic, jurassic and cretaceous, tertiary and quaternary deposits and associated volcanic rocks),

11. Major stages of geological development of the West Carpathians and their regional-geological subdivision,

12. Brief geological characteristic of major geological units of Central West Carpathians,

13. Brief geological characteristic of major geological units of Outer West Carpathians,

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