General information

Module title Geology of the Tatra Mountains
Language English
Module lecturer dr. Ditta Kicińska
Lecturer's email kicinska@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position assistant professor
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 45
ECTS 7
USOS code 07-GTM-AMU-PIE

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

The aim of this course is to learn to identify geologic features, recognize the relationship between tectonics and geologic formation, interpret the geologic history of the Tatra Mts based on field observations.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

basic knowledge in Earth science (mainly geography) at the secondary school level

Syllabus

Day 1: the Kościeliska Valley – sedimentological and paleobiological history during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic (the Eocene nummulitic limestones, evolution of Tatricum and Fatricum basins), karst phenomena
Day 2: the Kasprowy Wierch Peak – the Liliowe Pass – the Gąsienicowa Valley – metamorphic and magmatic rocks, a multi-stage evolution during Variscan and Alpine orogeny; outcrop profiling; hydrogeology of the Suchej Wody Valley and Bystrej Valley
Day 3: the Pięć Stawów Valley and Rybiego Potoku Valley – crystalline core of the Tatra Mts, glacial erosion and accumulation
Day 4: lithostratigraphy and tectonic between the Bystrej Valley and the Strążyska Valley; tectonic significance of the karst system in the Bystrej Valley, karst phenomena, old mining in the Tatra Mts

Reading list

Bac-Moszaszwili M., Burchart J., Głazek J., Iwanow A., Jaroszewski W., Kotański Z., Lefeld J., Mastella L., Ozimkowski W., Roniewicz P., Skupiński A. and Westfalewicz-Mogilska E. - 1979 Geological Map of the Polish Tatra Mts, 1:30000 scale. Instytut Geologiczny, Warszawa.Barczyk G. - 2003 Circulation in present-day karst systems sourcing the vaucluse springs in the Polish Tatra Mts., based on tracer methods and limnimetric observations. Geological Quarterly, 47: 97–106.Jurewicz E. - 2002 Geometric analysis of steep-diping dislocations within the granitoid core in the Polish part of the Tatra Mts. Annales Societatis Poloniae 72, 89-98.McCann T. (2008), The geology of Central Europe: Volume. 2: Mesozoic and Cenozoic. Geological Society of London.Plašienka D., Grecula P., Putiš M., Kováč M. and Hovorka D. - 1997 Evolution and structure of the Western Carpathians: an overview. In: Mineralia Slovaca, Geological evolution of the Western Carpathians, eds. P. Grecula, M. Putiš, D. Hovorka, p. 1-24.Geology of Poland, volume I: Stratigraphy; part I-III (1970-2005). Wyd. Geologiczne, Warszawa.Geology of Poland, volume IV: Tectonics; ed. Pożarski W., (1977). Wyd. Geologiczne, Warszawa.