Structural and Climatic Geomorphology

Type: Normative

Department: geomorphology and paleogeography

Curriculum

SemesterCreditsReporting
54Exam

Lectures

SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
548Associate Professor HNATIUK R.GRPH-31s

Practical

SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
516GRPH-31sAssociate Professor HNATIUK R.

Course description

“Structural and Climatic Geomorphology” is a selective discipline of the educational-professional program “Geography” of the first (bachelor’s) level of higher education in Specialty “106 Geography”. The course is taught to full-time students in the 5th semester in the amount of 3 credits (according to the European Credit Transfer System ECTS).
The course is focused on providing students with the necessary amount of knowledge in the fields of structural-geomorphological, morphostructural and morpho-tectonic research, as well as getting acquainted with the climatic-geomorphological approach to the study of geomorphological landscapes and processes. Particular attention is paid to the acquisition of competencies necessary for the construction and analysis of morphostructural and structural-geomorphological maps, the identification of new tectonic forms and the study of tectonic conditionality of the terrain.

The main objectives of the course are: 1) to reveal the subject and object of structural and climatic geomorphology, the main scientific and applied goals and objectives of structural and climatic-geomorphological researches; 2) to cover the history of the origin and development of structural and climatic geomorphology, to consider modern climatic-geomorphological ideas and problems; 3) to acquaint with theoretical and methodical bases of structural and climatic-geomorphological researches; 4) to consider the influence of rocks, geological structure and living tectonics on the structure and formation of relief; 5) to study the main components of tectogenic, structural-denudation and lithogenic relief; 6) to reveal the features of the structural relief of continental ledges, ocean basins and transitional areas; 7) to consider the influence of climate and related components of the landscape on relief-forming processes; 8) to characterize the modern climatic-morphological zonation of land plains and climatic-morphological zonation of mountains; 9) to reveal the features of the development of the relief of the plains of the temperate zone of Eurasia, due to changes in landscape and climatic conditions during the Meso Cenozoic.

Upon completion of the course students will know: 1) what are structural and climatic geomorphology as scientific disciplines; 2) typification and naming of forms of tectogenic, structural-denudation and lithogenic relief; 3) properties of rocks that are important for relief formation; 4) what the main elements of the structural relief of continents and ocean basins look like and how they are formed; 5) methods of regional morpho-structural and structural-geomorphological research; 6) what climatic indicators and how they influence the formation of relief; 7) to what extent certain exogenous geomorphological processes are conditioned by climate and how this conditionality is manifested; 8) the main features of modern climatic and morphological zonation of land plains; the peculiarities of climatic and morphological zonation of mountains; 9) how the landscape and climatic conditions in the temperate climate zone of Eurasia changed during the Meso Cenozoic and how it affected the formation of the relief and was reflected in its structure.

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