Vincenzo Picotti: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Dr. Vincenzo Picotti
Address
Geologisches Institut
ETH Zürich, NO E 51.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 81 60
E-mailvincenzo.picotti@erdw.ethz.ch
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-3070-AALFundamentals of Geology
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits13RV. Picotti, W. Behr
Abstract
Objective
651-3482-00LGeological Field Course II: Sedimentary Rocks Information
Priority is given to D-ERDW students. If space is available UZH Geography and Earth System Sciences students may attend this field course at full cost.

No registration through myStudies. The registration for excursions and field courses goes through http://exkursionen.erdw.ethz.ch only.
3 credits4PV. Picotti, A. Gilli, S. Heuberger, S. Ivy Ochs, J. Ruh
AbstractMapping of sedimentary rocks and stratigraphic units with the final production of a geological map at 1:10.000 scale. Writing a report illustrating the main facies and characters of the units, the Quaternary surficial deposits and the tectonic structures affecting the sedimentary rocks.
ObjectiveStudents will learn how to define mappable units at the chosen mapping scale. They are able to survey, describe and map stratigraphic units and associated tectonic features, as well Quaternary deposits, mainly of alluvial, glacial and gravity-driven origin.
Content7-day field course, including individual time with instructors in the field, work sessions and after-dinner discussions, and report writing.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Successful completion of 651-3982-00L Geological Field Course I.

Geography students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf
651-3624-00LGeodynamics of the Alpine-Mediterranean Mountains and Basins Restricted registration - show details
Lecture on July 19 - 21
field course in the Graubünden July 22 - 27
final lectures and exam July 28 - 29
3 credits4V + 2PM. Handy, V. Picotti
AbstractThe course is aimed at students in the Earth Sciences engaged in geodynamic research, from surface processes to crustal motion to mantle dynamics. It conveys the essentials of Alpine-Mediterranean geology while bridging the gap between regional geology and modern,
process-oriented geodynamic research.
Objective
651-4132-00LField Course IV: Non Alpine Field Course Information
Priority is given to D-ERDW students. If space is available UZH Geography and Earth System Sciences students may attend this field course at full cost.

No registration through myStudies. The registration for excursions and field courses goes through http://exkursionen.erdw.ethz.ch only.
3 credits6PV. Picotti
AbstractGeological Mapping in the Jebel Akhdar window in Oman; unconformity between the Permian cover and the Proterozoic basement; excursion in the Sumail ophiolite.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the pre-Alpine history of the Arabian Plate (southern margin of Tethys).
ContentGeological mapping in groups of 2 in Proterozoic and Palaeozoic sediments; distinguishing mappable formations and their description; sedimentological and structural analysis; visiting an ophiolite sequence; presentation and discussion of literature material related to the working area; reconstruction of the history of the area.
Final group reports to be handed within the week 10-17 February in ZH.
Lecture notesWill be handed out.
LiteratureWill be distributed
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful participation in Field Courses I-III and success to all courses of the Bachelor.

Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf
651-4134-01LTectonic Geomorphology Field Course Information Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: 651-4134-00L Tectonic Geomorphology (lecture)

Priority is given to D-ERDW students. If space is available UZH Geography and Earth System Sciences students may attend this field course at full cost.
3 credits6PV. Picotti
AbstractCourse covers the applications of tectonic geomorphology. Topics include the landscape response to an earthquake, use of fluvial terraces and other geomorphic markers to map uplift, topographic evolution over active structures and landscape evolution of active mountain ranges. Methods include field mapping and description of key outcrops.
ObjectiveTo learn practical aspects of modern tectonic geomorphology. The field course will be combined with classroom and computer-based analysis to provide hands-on experience with geomorphic data, analysis and modelling techniques. We will work as a group to address the practical questions regarding evidence for recent deformation of the northern Apennines as an integrated field and modeling study. We will learn to use a variety of geomorphic and tectonic data to map uplift rates and patterns and use this to infer subsurface faulting kinematics.
ContentCourse includes a 9 day fieldtrip (in second half-semester) to be integrated with the lecture component. Students are invited to register for both components. Fieldtrip will involve collecting geologic and geomorphic field data from active structures in the Northern Apennines.
LiteratureRequired Textbook: Tectonic Geomorphology, Burbank and Anderson, Blackwell.
Prerequisites / NoticeAlthough separated from the theory part for practical reasons, students have to register for both lecture and field course. Fieldtrip will be held during 1 week of the semester, typically in early May.

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf

Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend the lecture but will have to pay the full amount for this field course (no subsidies from UZH).
651-4150-00LSedimentary Rocks and Processes Information
Geography and Earth System Sciences students UZH may attend this field course at full costs (no subsidies).

No registration through myStudies. The registration for excursions and field courses goes through http://exkursionen.erdw.ethz.ch only.
4 credits3PV. Picotti, S. Willett
AbstractStudents will be trained for 10 days in the field analysis of sedimentary rocks. They will learn how to measure sections, they will combine facies analysis with analysis of sedimentary structures in the field. The area of study selected for this course changes from year to year.
ObjectiveThe students will be able to analyse and describe marine sedimentary rocks in the field and they will be able to reconstruct their depositional setting.
ContentThe students will learn how to analyze sedimentary rocks in the field. The field course will include investigations of marine carbonates and siliciclastics in an alpine setting.
LiteratureWill be distributed before the course
Prerequisites / NoticeBSc in Earth Sciences
Some experience in geological field mapping (Geological Field Course 1 and 2 or equivalent)