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Analytical Environmental Geochemistry

DESPINA PENTARI - undergraduate - (A-)
School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete

Basic principles of thermodynamics equilibrium and kinetics. Redox processes in natural systems. The system CO2 carbonic acid and carbonate, natural waters pH. Box models and geochemical cycles. Metals, sources, anthropogenic impacts, speciation, enrichment factors, ion exchange, sorption, desorption, case studies.

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Gregorios Varras - Undergraduate - (A+)
Meetings, TEI of Epirus

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Lila Thoedoridou - Undergraduate - (A+)

The course provides students with a coherent understanding of urbanism and the built environment. Case studies are discussed in details in order to provide students insights in different topics. Basic Understanding of urban transformation through the centuries and their connection with social-economic Issues; in three dimensions - theories, realities, and practices. Organic and geometrical urban grid. Middle ages, rennaisance, outopian cities. 19th centuries interventions. Prewar and postwar urban units. Functional urbanism. Superblocks, suburbs, new towns, grandes ensembles, urban sprawl, post industrial cities, urban regeneration, seafront recovery, urban void, new urban landscapes. Master plans and urban legislation in Greece. Zoning, land use, heights. Concept of green cities, smart cities. Future cities.

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Vassilios Andritsanos - Undergraduate - (A+)
Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying & Geoinformatics Engineering, TEI of Athens

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Coastal Geology [open]

Antonis Velegrakis - Undergraduate - (A+)
Department of Marine Sciences, Aegean University

Coastal geomorphology and coastal morphodynamics - the coastal environments. Main factors and key processes that shape the coast ( geology of the coastal zone , topography , hydrographic network, climate, feeding the coast with debris through the drainage network , dynamic state of the sea along the coast ) .

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Marine Biology [open]

Drosos Koutsoumpas - Undergraduate - (A+)
Department of Marine Sciences, Aegean University

The course includes basic concepts and principles related to the study of marine organisms and their interactions with the environment and their economic importance .

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Simulation methods and Applications

George Tsirtsis, Vassilis Kolovoyiannis - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Marine Sciences, Aegean University

The course introduces students to the theory and applications of simulation models. The theoretical part includes the basic terminology, development of models in one or more dimensions, numerical methods of solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, and methods for the presentation of results. The practical exercises include model development with visual simulation software (VISSIM, Scilab-Xcos).

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Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change

AGGELIKI FOTIADI - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras

Content: Introduction (the Earth’s climate system, weather and climate, factors that determine the Earth’s climate), the energy budget of the planet (solar radiation, terrestrial radiation), the Greenhouse effect, some useful definitions: radiative forcing and global potential warming, climate forcing factors (the greenhouse gases, surface albedo, the role of aerosols), Paleoclimate (climate change throughout geological ages, natural causes of climate changes, proxies of past climate), the recent global warming (human-induced climate variations, anthropogenic forcing, enhanced greenhouse effect), the observed climate changes, statistical analysis of climate parameters (variability, variations, anomalies and trends), climate models, climate feedback mechanisms, the emissions scenarios, future climate predictions and projections, impacts of climate change, vulnerability and mitigation to climate change, strategies for climate change mitigation

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Environmental Geology

Ierotheos Zacharias - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras

Technical geological information is required for all geo-environmental site investigations, ranging from designing foundations to assessing contaminated land. In the developed and developing world, large areas of derelict industrial land are now being remediated for other uses, and in such areas site investigation demands the integration of both geotechnical and geo-environmental skills. Additionally, environmental protection and sustainable development now underpins legislation in most countries. Typically, individual projects involve elements of geotechnics, ground contamination and environmental assessment. Environmental Geology is focused on providing students with skills appropriate to a career with geo-engineering and geo-environmental consultancies, with regulatory authorities and government.

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Petrology of Igneous & Metamorphic Rocks

Ioannis Iliopoulos - Undergraduate - (A+)
Department of Geology, University of Patras

Part A: Igneous Petrology Origin of the elements and minerals in the universe. Fundamental petrological concepts. Study of the Earth mantle. Classification of igneous rocks. Fundamental thermodynamic concepts. Unary, binary and ternary phase diagrams, the phase rule. Liquid-crystal equilibria in magmatic systems. Processes of magma production and evolution. Basalts, Granites. Geochemical processes in the igneous rocks. Magmatic evolution models. Mantle metasomatism. Magmatic environments. Part B: Metamorphic Petrology Physical and chemical processes of metamorphism. Metamorphic zones, isograds and facies. Metamorphism and plate tectonics. Chemographic projection of mineral assemblages. Composition diagrams, reactions and petrogenetic grids of metamorphic rocks of high, intermediate and low pressure facies series. Geothermobarometry and P–T- t paths of metamorphic rocks.