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1st SEMESTER
COMPULSORY
MATHEMATICS I (GGN 101Y)

A. The derivatives of functions of one variable (derivatives of implicit and parametrical functions) and their applications. Integrals and their applications. Arithmetical methods of integration. b. Multivariate functions (basic concepts, partial derivations and their applications, multiple integrals and their scientific applications). C. Vector analysis (basic concepts, vector functions, directed derivative, line integrals and their applications). D. Sequences and their applications.

 
PHYSICS (GGN 102Y) (@) (*)

Introduction to vectors, plane movement, Newtonís laws and applications, work and kinetic energy, momentum, revolutionary movement, equilibrium and elacticity, stress and strain, gravity principles, electric charge, charge conservation, Coulombís law, electrical dipoles, electric flux, Gaussís Law, electric dynamic energy, potential, potential gradient, capacitors, electric field energy, dielectrics, current resistance, electromotive force, movement of charge partiples in magnetic field, magnetic field of moving charge.
 
(*) Physics (GGP 102’, 1st semester) is a prerequisite for course Introduction to Geophysics (GGP 319Y, 3rd semester).

 
CHEMISTRY (GGN 103Y) (*)

Introduction. Chemistry laws. Principles of chemical equilibrium. Periodic system. Introduction to the atomic structure. Theory of the chemical bonds. Main chemical elements.
 
(*) Chemistry (GGN 103’, 1st semester) is a prerequisite for course Geochemistry (GMO 535Y, 5th semester).

 
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY (GŐŌ 104Y) (@)

Geometric crystallography (methods of research and description of crystal polyhedra, description of the 32 crystal classes, crystal systems, crystal intergrowths). Crystal lattice (lattice forms, reverse lattice, symmetry groups). Research of crystal structure by X-rays (X-rays characteristics-single crystal methods, powder diffraction methods).

 
INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY (GGG 105Y) (@) (*)

Branches and laws of Geology. Cosmogeny, Geologic Phenomena. Exogeneous and Endogenous forces. Situation of the beds. Volcanism. Plutonism. Geodynamic theories.
 
(*) Introduction to Geology (GGG 105’, 1st semester) is a prerequisite for courses Structural Geology (GGG 537Y, 5th semester), Stratigraphy and Historical Geology (GGG 538Y, 5th semester) ÍŠť ĎGeological Mapping (GGG 648Y, 6th semester).

 
MINERALOGY (GMO 106Y) (@) (*)

Mineral chemistry and chemical composition of minerals. Physical properties of the minerals. Mineral genesis (chemical and mineralogical composition of the Earthís Crust - Phase diagrams - Phase Rule - Magmatic environment - Metamorphic environment - Sedimentary environment). Determinative mineralogy (physical properties and use of them - chemical tests). Systematic mineralogy.
 
(*) Mineralogy (GMO 106’, 1st semester) is a prerequisite for course Ore Deposits I (GMO 534Y, 5th semester).

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 150Y)

Single-day field trips covering courses of the 1st semester.

 
OPTIONAL
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (GGN 107E) 

Concentration of solutions. Homogenous and heterogeneous equilibrium of ionic solution (weak acid - base, water, precipitates and complex ions). Properties and reactions of cations of V groups, including detailed analysis of each group. Gravimetric analysis (principals and quantitative determination of iron and calcium). Titrimetry (principals and acid-base, precipitation, argentimetry, complexometric and redox titrations. UV-Vis molecular spectroscopy. AASspectroscopy.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (GGP 108E) 

Philosophy and Science relation. The methodology and nature of scientific knowledge. Methods of acquiring scientific knowledge. Social character of scientific knowledge. Necessity of studying scientific problems. Philosophic problems of specific sciences with emphasis on Geology. Historial evolution of scientific knowdelge.

 
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2nd SEMESTER
COMPULSORY

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (GMC 209Y) (@)

Basic principles of computer programming.

 

STATISTICS (GGN 210Y) 

Elements of probability theory - Distributions of some useful statistics - Descriptive statistics - Methods of point estimation - Confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses for the mean, the variance and the proportion for one and two samples - Test of Goodness -of Fit - Contingency tables - Tests of homogeneity - the method of least squares - Regression - Tests of hypotheses and Confidence intervals in simple linear Regression - Simple, multiple and partial correlation coefficient.

 

GEOGRAPHY (GGE 322Y) (@)

Introduction. The Earth as a planet. Movements of the Earth. Projections. Elements of cartography-cartometry. Climatic Geography. Elements of Anthropogeography.

 

ROCK-FORMING MINERALS (GMO 212Y) (@) (*)

Elements of Optical Mineralogy. Silicate minerals. Nesosilicates, Sorosilicates, Cyclosilicates, Inosilicates, Phyllosilicates, Tectosilicates. Non silicates. Composition, structure, optical properties, genesis, alteration and occurrence of the main rock-forming minerals. 
 
(*) Rock-Forming Minerals (GMO 212Y, 1st semester) is a prerequisite for courses Igneous Petrology (GMO 317Y, 3rd semester), Sedimentary Petrology (GMO 321Y, 3rd semester) and Metamorphic Petrology (GMO 425Y, 4th semester).

 
MATHEMATICS …… (GGN 214Y)

Vector analysis. Matrices.

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 250Y)

Single-day field trips covering courses of the 2nd semester.

 
OPTIONAL

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (GGN 215E) 

Laws of thermodynamics and applications to geological systems. Thermodynamic functions and fundamental equations. Pricniples and laws of thermochemistry and their applications. Homogeneous and heterogeneous thermodynamic equilibrium. Phase equilibrium and phase diagrams. Experiments on thermodynamics and the properties of liquids.

 

BIOLOGY (GGN 216E) 

Historical review, the origin of life. Methods used in the research of cell structure and function. Cell biology. Molecular biology (genes, DNA duplication, gene expression, protein synthesis, mutations, chromosomal abnormalities). From cells to organisms (developmental processes of cells and organisms, tissues and organs, organism defense). Mechanism of heredity. Mendelís laws, sexual orientation, genetic engineering, biotechnology, applications. Evolution, natural selection, the origin of species.

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 299Y)

Multi-day field trip covering of the 1st and 2nd semester.

 
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3rd SEMESTER
COMPULSORY

IGNEOUS PETROLOGY (GMO 317Y) (@) (**)

Mineral constituents of igneous rocks. Magma. Nature and sources of magma crystallization and evolution. Petrographic provinces and rock series. Variation diagrams. Chemistry of magma and tectonic setting. Nomenclature and classification of igneous rockes. Petrographical and chemical classifications. Plutonic and volcanic rocks. Acid rocks. Intermediate rocks. Basic rocks without feldspathoids. Mafic rocks with feldspathoids.salic rocks with feldspathoids. Lamprophyres and ultrabasic rocks. Pyroclastics.
 
(**) Prerequisite: Rock-Forming Minerals (GMO 212Y, 2nd semester).

 

METEOROLOGY (GMC 318Y) (@)

Atmosphere. Solar radiation. Temperature. Atmospheric Pressure. Wind, humidity. Thermodynamics of atmospheric air. Atmospheric condensation. Weather Systems General Circulation. Violent atmospheric disturbances. Contemporary Meteorological methods (radars, satelites). Laboratories (meteorological observation).

 

INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS (GGP 319Y) (**)

The Earth and the Solar system. Geophysical motious of the Earth. Structure and composition of the Earthís interior. Gravity field of the Earth. Magnetic field of the Earth and Paleomagnetism. Heat and temperature of the Earthís interior. Natural radioactivity and methods of radiochronology.
 
(**) Prerequisite: Physics (GGP 102’, 1st semester).

 

INVERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGY (GGG 320Y) (@)

Introduction to Paleontology. Fossils and fossilization. Paleontology and dating. Theory of evolution.Classification of fossils.

 
SEDIMENTARY PETROLOGY (GMO 321Y) (@) (**)

Origin. Sedimentatation processes. Texture. Statistical parameters. Constituents of sediments. Classification. Clastic sediments (Conglomerates-Breccias-Sandstones-Mudrocks-Clays). Diagenesis of sandstones, mudrocks and clays. Flysh-Molasse. Laterites-Bauxites. Volcaniclastic sediments (Tuffs). Chemical and Biogenic sediments (Evaposites-Limestones-Dolomites-Travertines-Silisic sediments-Phosphorites-Carbonaceous sediments). Sedimentary rocks of Greece. Laboratory exercises.

(**) Prerequisite: Rock-Forming Minerals (GMO 212Y, 2nd semester).

 

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (GGE 427Y) (@)

Geomorphology. Origin, evolution, description and classification of the morphological types on the surface of the Earth. Elements of Oceanography.

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 350Y)

Single-day field trips covering courses of the 3rd semester.

 
OPTIONAL

MATHEMATICS III (GGN 323E)

Vector functions. Fourier analysis. Integrated transformations. Specific functions. First order diffential equations. General theory of linear differential equations. Solutions of differential equations by series expansion. Linear differential equations with partial derivatives. Linear equations of finite differences.

 

LABORATORY METHODS ON STUDYING MINERALS AND ROCKS  (GMO 324E) (@)

Techniques of thin and polished section preparation. Examination of thin sections under the polarized microscope. Staining of minerals. Point-counting of thin sections. Separation techniques of minerals and rocks. Micro-analysis. Atomic absorption spectrophotometry analysis.

 
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4th SEMESTER
COMPULSORY

METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY (GMO 425Y) (@) (**)

Fundamental principles. Compositional groups. Origin of metamorphic rocks. Factors of metamorphism. Types of metamorphism. Classification of metamorphic rocks. Grades of metamorphism. Mineralogy of metamorphic rocks. Graphical representation of the mineral parageneses. Thermal metamorphism. Regional metamorphism. Geotectonic regimes of regional metamorphism. Migmatites. Oceanic metamorphism. Burial metamorphism. Dynamic metamorphism.
 
(**) Prerequisite: Rock-Forming Minerals (GMO 212Y, 2nd semester).

 

VERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGY (GGG 426Y) (@)

Fossilization of vertebrates. Classification of vertebrates: Agnatha, Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Aves, Mammalia. Paleoanthropology.

 

INTRODUCTION TO SEISMOLOGY (GGP 211Y) (@)

Elements of elasticity theory and elastic waves. Instruments of recording earthquakes. Seismic waves and their propagation in the Earthís interior. Seismometry. Magnitude and energy of earthquakes. Seismic activity of the Earth and its distribution. Earthquake generation and prediction. Macroseismic results of earthquakes. Simulated motions. Antiseismic protection.

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 450Y)

Single-day field trips covering courses of the 4th semester.

 
OPTIONAL

MICROPALAEONTOLOGY (GGG 429E) (@)

Introduction. Foraminifera. Radiolaria. Ostracoda. Diatoms.

 

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE (GGN 430E)  

Introduction to geometry and symmetry of lattice. Kinematics theory of refraction. Scattering. Atomic factor of structure. Temperature impact. Methods of structure determination: Principles of monocrystal refraction, Grain mount refractometry, Identification of crystal bodies, Application of Rietveld methods. Application of computer languages to structure condition of the compounds. Applications to Mineralogy and Geology.

 

CLIMATOLOGY - CLIMATE OF MEDITERRANEAN AND GREECE (GMC 431E) (@)

Weather-Climate-Climatic parameters and factors. Solar radiation, sunshine. Temperatures on earth surface. Atmospheric humidity. Clouds and precipitation. Local winds. Ocean currents. El Ninio Phenomenon. Classification and geographical distribution of climates. The Mediterranean Climate. Location and geomorphology of Greece. Air masses. Atmospheric pressure. Pressure systems and winds over the Greek area. Isolation, cloudiness, fog, air and soil temperature. Absolute and relative air humidity, geographic distribution of the precipitation over the Greek area. Storms and hail. Snow and snow-covered ground. Classification of climate in Greece.

 

SEISMIC METHODS OF GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING (GGP 432E) (@)

Seismic methods of Geophysical prospecting (elements of elastic waves propagation, generation of elastic waves in seismic prospecting, recording instrumentation of elastic waves, methods of seismic reflection and refraction).

 

GEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (GGP 433E) (@)

Time series analysis, spatially distributed data, multivariate methods, examples in geological and meteorological data analysis using computer applications.

 

FIELD TRAINING (1) (GGN 498Y)

Multi-day field trip covering courses of the 3rd and 4th semester.

 

FIELD TRAINING (2) (GGN 499Y)

Multi-day field trip covering courses of the 3rd and 4th semester.

 
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5th SEMESTER
COMPULSORY

ORE DEPOSITS I (GMO 534Y) (@) (**)

Principles. Processes of formation of mineral deposits. Magmas and mineral deposits. Magmas and mineralizing fluids. Magmatic segregation deposits. Pegmatites. Contact metasomatism. Hydrothermal processes. Hydrothermal alteration. Porphyry copper deposits. Volcanogenic deposits. Submarine exhalative and volcanogenic proccesses. Weathering. Residual concentration (laterites, bauxites). Oxidation and supergene sulphide enrichment. Sedimentary deposits. Metamorphosed and metamorphic deposits. Classification of mineral deposits. Morphology of ore-bodies. Ore textures and structures.
 
(**) Prerequisite: Mineralogy (GMO 106’, 1st semester).

 

GEOCHEMISTRY  (GMO 535Y) (**)

The subject and history of Geochemistry. The Earth in relation to the Universe. Formation of basaltic-gabbroic melts. Magmatic gasses. Geochemical classification of the elements. Crystal chemistry. Geochemistry of igneous rocks. Geochemistry of sedimentary rocks. Geochemistry of metamorphic rocks. The nature of the hydrosphere. The nature of the atmosphere.
 
(**) Prerequisite: Chemistry (GGN 103’, 1st semester).

 

PHYSICS OF THE LITHOSPHERE (GGP 536Y) (@)

Structure of the Crust and Upper Mantle (distribution of the velocities and attenuation of seismic waves, gravity distribution, variation of elastic parameters, density and pressure. Deformation and kinematics of the lithosphere (seismological and other geophysical methods).

 

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (GGG 537Y) (@) (**)

Rock deformation. Petrofabrics. Geological structures. Tectonics. Brittle deformation. Folds. Microtectonics and schistosity. Statistial methods. Geotectonics, orogenies, epirogenies.
 
(**) Prerequisite: Introduction to Geology (GGG 105’, 1st semester).

 

STRATIGRAPHY AND HISTORICAL GEOLOGY (GGG 538Y) (@) (**)

Introduction. Stratification. Unconformities. Lithostratigraphy. Biostratigraphy. Chronostratigraphy. Geochronology. Stratigraphic Correlation. Phases. Study of all geological periods. (Paleogeography, Paleontology, Paleobiogeography, Tectonic events, Paleoclimatology).
 
(**) Prerequisite: Introduction to Geology (GGG 105’, 1st semester).

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 550Y)

Single-day field trips covering courses of the 5th semester.

 
OPTIONAL

FOREIGN LANGUAGE GEOLOGICAL TERMINOLOGY I (GGN 539E) (ENGLISH OR GERMAN) (@)

Geological texts and exercises in English or German.

 

MECHANICAL OSCILLATIONS AND ELASTIC WAVES (GGP 540E) (@)

Oscillations (harmonic oscillation, superposition of harmonic oscillations, analysis of oscillations, free oscillation, free oscillation with damping, forced oscillation). Theory of elasticity (stress, strain, stress-strain relationship). Elastic waves (wave equation, body waves, surface waves).

 

INDUSTRIAL MINERALS AND ROCKS (GMO 541E)

Terminology. Classification of industrial minerals and rocks. Origin of industrial minerals and rocks. Deposits of industrial minerals (asbestos, quartz crystals and quartz raw materials, feldspars, magnesite, talc). Deposits of industrial rocks (perlite, clays and clay minerals, bentonite, kaolin, phosphates).

 

GEOCHRONOLOGY (GMO 542E) (@)

Geology and time, Relative age determination, Absolute age determination, Atoms-Isotopes-Radioactivity, Methods of analysis-Mass spectrometer, Rb-Sr Method, K-Ar and Ar-Ar methods, U-Pb method, Sm-Nd method, C-14 method.

 

HYDROMETEOROLOGY (GMC 543E) (@)

Definitions-objectives. The water budget. Elements of the surface cyclone of water. Meteorological contributions to surface cycle of water (rain, mechanisms, types, calculation of rain water of an area). Storm models. Probable rainfall maxima. Evaporation-Calculation methods.

 

PALAEOANTHROPOLOGY (GGG 544E)

 

Primitives. Evolution trends. Cercopithecuses. Miocene Anthropoids. Interelationship and significance to the human evolution. Pliocene Antrhropoids. Australopithecuses. Appearance and evolution of the Homo race. Evolution stages of Homo erectus. Primitives of Homo sapiens, Neadertals, recent Homo sapiens. Skull of Petralona and other paleoanthropologic findings of the Greek area.

 
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6th SEMESTER
COMPULSORY

ORE DEPOSITS II (GMO 645Y) (@)

Classification of metallic mineral deposits. Greek metallic mineral deposits. Specific metallic mineral deposits. Deposits of iron and the ferro-alloy metals. Deposits of the nonferrous metals. Deposits of precious metals. Deposits of minor metals and related non-metals. Deposits of fissionable metals.

 

HYDROGEOLOGY (GGG 646Y)

Surface hydrology. Hydrological balance. Underground water distribution and storage. Underground water flow. Underground water action in porous media.

 

SEDIMENTOLOGY (GGE 647Y) (@)

Structure and texture of sediments. Depositional environments and models. Clastic and nonclastic sediments. Elements of applied sedimentology.

 

GEOLOGICAL MAPPING (GGG 648Y) (@) (**)

Fundamental terms, basic elements and types of geological maps. Topography and geological mapping. Design methods, calculations and measurements on geological maps. 3D-analysis of geological units and structures. Interpretation and construction of geological maps. Construction and presentation of geological sections. 3D-diagrams. Types and mapping of geological contacts. Unconformities, folds and faults on geological maps. Balanced cross-sections.
 
(**) Prerequisite: Introduction to Geology (GGG 105’, 1st semester).

 

FIELD MAPPING (GGG 649Y) (@)

Field Geology. Studentís practice and training on the geological mapping in the field. Safety in the field. Methods of mapwork, use of compass and solution of geological problems in the field. Construction of geological maps and cross-sections in the field. Report of geological mapping.

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 550Y)

Single-day field trips covering courses of the 5th semester.

 
OPTIONAL

FOREIGN LANGUAGE GEOLOGICAL TERMINOLOGY II (GGN 651E) (ENGLISH OR GERMAN) (@)

Articles from scientific journals. Texts and exercises in English or German.

 

PETROGENESIS OF IGNEOUS ROCKS (GMO 652E) (@)

Structure and composition of the Earthís interior. Distribution of igneous rocks. Magma composition and physical properties. Magma genesis and geotectonics. Use of major, trace and rare earth elements in petrogenesis. Isotope geochemistry. Origin and evolution of igneous rocks. Basaltic magma-granitic magma-partial melting. Phase equilibria. Phase diagrams.

 

APPLIED - ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY (GMO 653E) (@)

Applied Geochemistry (geochemical cycle, pathfinder elements, geochemistry of rocks Ė soils Ė river sediments Ė waters Ė vegetation Ė gases, prospecting hydrocarbons). Environmental Geochemistry (ore deposits Ė energy raw materials Ė trace elements and environment, environmental uses of industrial minerals and rocks). Environmental mineralogy. Law and environment.

 

APPLIED SEISMOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT (GGP 654E) (@)

Parameters of earthquake generation. Methods for the determination of fault plane solutions and focal parameters in Greece and broader area. Seismic hazard assessment in the area of Greece.

 

GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS OF GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING (GGP 655E) (@)

Methods of gravity prospecting (density of rocks of the Earth, gravity parameters, instrumentation, data acquisition processing and interpretation). Magnetic prospecting (magnetic parameters, magnetic susceptibility of rocks, instrumentation, data acquisition processing and interpretation.

 

DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMAITON SYSTEMS (G.I.S.) (GGE 656E) (@)

Digital cartographic data structure (raster and vector). Map conversion form vector to raster form and vice-versa. Spatial representation of cartographic data. Projection systems in Greece. Satellite aided positioning system GPS and applications to geosciences. Principal components and functions of an idealized GIS.Spatial and non-spatial data input in GIS, processing analysis and output products (maps, tables, etc). Digital Elevation Models (DEM)deriving from topographic and satellite data and their use in geosciences. Interfacing Remote Sensing and GIS for geological purposes.

 

HISTORICAL CLIMATOLOGY WITH ELEMENTS OF PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY (GMC 657E) (@)

Theories of climatic change. Evolution of earthís climates during the geological centuries. Evolution of climate during the last millenniums (since the end of the last ice age). Climate evolution during the historical years. Climate evolution during the period of instrumental meteorological observation. Climate in the last century. Human impacts on climate. Climate in the future.

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 699Y)

Multi-day field trip covering courses of the 5th and 6th semester.

 
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7th SEMESTER
COMPULSORY

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY (GGG 758Y) (@)

Geological and engineering geological data of rocks. Engineering geological reconstructions and structures. Physical and mechanical properties of rocks. Methods of study. Landslides. Foundations, Dams, Tunnels, Pipes.

 

GEOLOGY OF GREECE (GGG 759Y)

Detailed study of the internal and external Hellenides (lithostratigraphy, magmatism, structural tectonics).

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 750Y)

Single-day field trips covering courses of the 7th semester.

 
OPTIONAL

PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (GMO 760E)

Chemical and physical characteristics of hydrocarbons. Generation of petroleum and natural gas. Source and reservoir rocks. Migration of hydrocarbons. Entrapment of hydrocarbons: Anticlinal, fault and stratigraphic traps. World oil and gas deposits. Hydrocarbons exploration. Drilling of oil and gas wells. The logging of boreholes. Recovery techniques.

 

PETROGENESIS OF METAMORPHIC ROCKS (GMO 761E)

The use of the Phase rule; Shreinemakerís analysis. Thermodynamics of the metamorphic reactions. Estimation of equilibrium conditions based on thermochemical data. Estimation of thermochemical parameters according to experimental results. Fugacity, activity, ideal solutions. Geothermometry. Geobarometry. Equilibrium constants in solid-gas mixtures. Metasomatism. Non-ideal solutions. Liquid phase during metamorphism. Application of statistical thermodynamic methods to petrological subjects. PT diagrams.

 

ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS OF GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING (GGP 762E) (@)

Electrical methods of geophysical prospecting (electrical resistance of rocks, resistance methods, the equipotential lines method, methods of induced polarization, natural potential and telluric currents). Electromagnetic methods of prospecting. Magnetotelluric and radiometric methods.

 

GROUNDWATER EXPLOITATION AND MANAGEMENT (GGG 763E) (@)

Groundwater flow and water catchment works, calculation of hydraulic parameters. Superposition of flows. Artificial supply of aquifers. Economic data of underground water exploitation. Springs. Underground water reserves.

 

NEOTECTONICS (GGG 764E) (@)

Microstructure analysis of Neogene and Quaternary. Extensional and compressional facies. Multiphase neotectonics. Brittle deformation. Quantitative tectonics. Neotectonic evolution of the Greek and the broader Mediterranean area.

 

VOLCANOLOGY (GMO 765E) (@)

Eruption dynamics, Volcanic landforms, Eruption products, Eruption types, Historical eruptions, Santorini, Volcanism in Greece, Volcanism on other planets.

 

ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION AND CLIMATIC CHANGES (GMC 766E) (@)

Introduction to atmospheric pollution. Elements of structure and dynamics of atmosphere. Barometric systems and transportation of pollutants. Transportation theories and diffusion models of pollutants. Models of atmospheric quality in civil regions. Causes of climatic changes. The anthropogene activity and the greenhouse phenomenon. The future of climate.

 

APPLIED AND DYNAMIC CLIMATOLOGY (GMC 767E) (@)

Mean synoptic situation of the atmosphere. Air masses. Atmospheric centers of action (frequencies-trajectories). Weather types. Reasons for climate generation. Satellite Climatology.

 

OCEANOGRAPHY (GGE 768E) (@)

Physical and chemical properties of sea-water (salinity, temperature, density, optical properties). Dynamic oceanography (currents, waves, tides). Geomorphology and geological processes on the ocean floor, the continental margins, the continental shelf, the continental slope and the coastal zone. Description of instruments for measuring oceanographic parameters and methods for the investigation of submarine mineral raw material.

 

PHYSICAL AND ANTHROPOGENE ENVIRONMENT (GGE 769E) (@)

Physical environment. Creeks, rivers, lakes, lagoons, deltaic zones, systems of erosion and deposition of materials. Anthropogene environment. Drainage and drying of physical wetlands, river dispositions, artificial lakes and reservoirs, land uses and changes, residential and industrial regions, development works, populous and social changes.

 

REMOTE SENSING TO GEOSCIENCES (GGE 770E) (@)

Photographic and non-photographic imaging sensors. Remote Sensing platforms. Conventional air-photos and telemetric (non-conventional) images. Visual and digital analysis of telemetric images sush as LANDSAT, SPOT, ERS, TERRA, IKONOS etc. Applications of Remote Sensing to geomorphology, lithology, structural and tectonic geology, economic geology and multitemporal monitoring of continental and marine environment. Imaging RADAR interferometry and its capability to localize spatial displacements deriving from natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides.

 

DIDACTICS OF GEOLOGY (GGG 889E) (@)

Historical review of the scince of Geology. Teaching in Natural Sciences. Learning theories. Goals and methods of teaching in Geology. Teaching tools. Evaluation. Organization, planning and practices of teaching. The experiment in teaching Natural Sciences. Teaching excercises and evaluation tests.

 

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (GGN 895E)

Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme of Studies in cooperation with Faculty of Law Economic and Political Sciences.

 
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8th SEMESTER
COMPULSORY

GEOTECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE BROADER GREEK AREA (GGG 871Y) (@)

Comparative orogenic evolution of Hellenides. Views and models proposed for the geotectonic evolution of Hellenides in the broader Mediterranean. Neotectonic evolution and recent tectonic regime of the Hellenic arc.

 

DIPLOMA THESIS (GGN 873Y)

The students may choose the topic of their thesis from a list of topics made out by the 5 Departments of the School.

 

FIELD TRAINING (GGN 850Y)

Single-day field trips covering courses of the 8th semester.

 
OPTIONAL

COAL GEOLOGY (GMO 874E)

Coal as an organoclastic sedimentary rock. Peat forming environments and coalification. By rank classification of coals. Coal petrology and petrographic analysis. Chemical and physical properties of coals. Proximate and ultimate analysis of coals. Evaluation of the net or gross specific energy. Geology of coal depositional processes and age of coals. Coalfield exploration. World coal reserves and resources. Coal utilization. Coal and the environment.

 

DRILLING TECHNIQUES (GGG 875E) (@)

Types of boreholes. Coring techniques. Water boreholes. Shallow and deep exploration boreholes in geothermal fields. Vertical and directional boreholes. Types of drillers. Drilling technology and procedure. Compartment of various lithological formations during drilling. Logging in boreholes. Borehole equipment and development of water boreholes.

 

TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (GGP 876E)

Selected modern topics in Geophysics are studied by the students under the instructor's supervision.

 

TOPICS IN METEOROLOGY - CLIMATOLOGY (GMC 877E)

Selected modern topics in Meteorology or Climatology are studied by the students under the instructor's supervision.

 

TOPICS IN MINERALOGY - PETROLOGY - ECONOMIC GEOLOGY (GMO 878E) (@)

Selected modern topics in Mineralogy or Petrology or Economic Geology are studied by the students under the instructor's supervision.

 

TOPICS IN GEOLOGY (GGG 879E) (@)

Selected modern topics of Geology are studied by the students under the instructor's supervision.

 

TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY (GGE 880E)

Selected modern topics of Geography are studied by the students under the instructor's supervision.

 

GEOLOGICAL - ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEYS OF CONSTRUCTIONS (GGG 881E) (@)

Dams, Tunnels, Roads, Airports, Ports, Foundations.

 

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY (GGG 882E)

Internal earth heat and heat flow. Areas with increased heat flow. Geothermal energy and potential. Geothermal fields and internal procedures. Geothermy of high-medium-low enthalpy and chemical composition of the fluids. Geothermy and environment. Methodology of geothermal exploration. Mechanical equipment. Exploitation of geothermal fiels and utilization of the geothermal potential. Corrosion and scaling problems. Main geothermal fields in Greece. Geothermal energy worldwide.

 

ROCK AND SOIL MECHANICS (GGG 883E) (@)

Theories: Introduction to the main subjects of rock and soil mechanics. Practice: Experimental methods of investigation.

 

SYNOPTIC AND DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY (GMC 884E) (@)

Introduction. Meteorological coordinate systems. Thermodynamic diagrams. Atmospheric observations at synoptic stations: surface and upper air. Synthesis and analysis of weather charts. Discontinuities in the atmosphere. Jet stream. Rossby waves. Development of cyclones and anticyclones. Equations of atmospheric motion. Balanced motions. Principles and conceptual model on weather modification.

 

MINING GEOLOGY - RESTORATION OF QUARRIES AND MINES (GMO 885E) (@)

Mining legislation. Mine-mapping. Excavation methods. Sampling, preparation and processing of samples. Surface and underground mining. Methods of ore reserves classification and estimation. Economotechnical reports. Impacts to the environment from the exploitation of primary minerals. Drawing and restoration of regions of surficial or underground exploitation. Writing of restoration proposal.

 

ECONOMIC GEOLOGY (GMO 886E)

Raw materials. Prospecting and identification methods of mineral deposits. Factors and parameters of economic evaluation and estimation of mineral deposits. Exploitation programming. Specific problems in mining programs. Marketing and prices of raw materials. Raw materials policy. Recycling of raw materials. Impacts to the environment from the exploitation of primary minerals. Drawing and restoration of regions of surficial or underground exploitation. Writing of restoration proposal.

 

SANITARY LANDFILLS (GGG 887E) (@)

SL operation. Pollution sources and loads. Pollution procedure of underground water. Geological, hydrogeological and physical planning criterions for SL suitability. Impacts. Geotechnical problems in the construction and operation of SL. Grading of criterions for SL selection. SL reformation, environment protection.

 

PRACTICAL TRAINING (GGN 888E)

The students carry out a practical training under an instructorís supervision.

 

EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN GEOLOGY (GGG 890E)

Digital representations: The role of media in the crearion of multiple representations and visualizations for teaching / learning. Interactive environments: The structure and role of interactive technological environments (simulation, microworld, modeler) in teaching / learning. The model of inventive / exploratory learning. Simulated experiments on computing environments. Digital animation and interactive environments in Geology: Ways of using these technologies in the fields of geology, virtual laboratories and simulations in all branches of Geology.

 

FIELD TRAINING (1) (GGN 898Y)

Two multi-day field trips covering courses of the 7th and 8th semester.

 

FIELD TRAINING (2) (GGN 899Y)

Two multi-day field trips covering courses of the 7th and 8th semester.

 
(@) Courses with Web Learn material (in Greek).
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