General Geology; Structural Geology; Geological Mapping I.
Theoretical classes with detailed explanation, using multimedia resources, of concepts, basic principles, models and fundamental theories for understanding and interpreted the architecture of the Earth's crust. Analysis of situations that illustrate reference cases. Strong focus on observation and interpretation capacity at various scales.
Theoretical/practical classes where the students contact with techniques of tectono-structural analysis, analysis and interpretation of geological maps and analysis and interpretation of geological models.
Field classes for structural/tectonic observation.
Initiation into characterization, understanding and interpretation of major geological structures.
Foundation and development of capacity for analysis of the architecture of the Earth's crust in a regional and local scale.
Chronology of the Earth's major crustal deformation stages.
I. historical overview;
II. Regional faults and folds;
III. Elements for the knowledge of the Earth's crust:
- Oceanic structures;
- Extensional Continental structures;
- Continental margins;
- Compressional continental structures;
- The current mountain ranges;
- The ancient mountain chains;
IV. the usefulness and necessity to develop geological models;
V. Techniques of tectonoestrutural analysis used in geological mapping.
Eric Claude Font
Debelmas, J. & Mascle, G. (2002) – As Grandes estruturas geológicas. F. C. Gulbenkien (eds.).
Moores, E. M. & Twiss, R. J. (1995) – Tectonics. Freeman (eds.).
Nicolas, A. (1984) – Principes de tectonique. Masson (eds.).
Mercier, J. & Vergely, P. (1992) – Tectonique. Dunod (eds.).
Twiss, R. J. & Moores, E. M. (1992) - Structural Geology. Freeman (eds.).