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280069 PR MA-ERD-8 Hydrogeologisches Geländepraktikum (PI) (2020S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 16 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

- Vorbesprechung: 18.03.2020, 17:00-18:00 Uhr (auf BigBlueButton via Moodle)
- Datenanalyse - Seminar: 13.05.2020, 17:00-19:00 Uhr
- Feldkurs von 06.07. -10.07.2020

Teilnahme an allen Terminen ist verpflichtend.

  • Mittwoch 18.03. 17:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II (Vorbesprechung)
  • Mittwoch 13.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Until further notice, we are moving the teaching of this module to home-learning and e-learning. All necessary material will be made available via moodle. Meetings will be held on the moodle-integrated BigBlueButton video conferencing platform. Please check your Email Inbox regularly to receive further updates.

What do we offer?
The participants will learn to assess a site from a hydrogeological perspective by using a variety of field methods, starting with the conceptualisation of its hydrogeological framework and the estimation of its groundwater recharge. They will be able to perform stream discharge measurements as well as to obtain and describe soil samples according to standardised procedures and to analyse their grain size distribution. Aside from that, they will be enabled to combine surveying and groundwater reference date measurements in order to depict the groundwater flow field of an aquifer. From several piezometer tests and a pumping test, they will learn to derive essential hydraulic aquifer parameters. Moreover, the participating students will be empowered to perform an appropriate groundwater sampling workflow. All field data will be used in state-of-the-art analysis methods and subsequently interpreted.
Acting as an expert for a provided topic, each student has the chance to get even more into the details of theory in practice.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The examination of the course is based on four individual evaluations/assignments. In total 100 points can be attained. The contribution of each part to the final grade of the course is given in brackets:

Presentation with handout (25%) deadline: 22.06.2020 9 am
Fieldbook (25%) to be handed in at the end of the field course
Data analysis (25%) deadline: tba in the intro meeting
Discussion and participation (25%)

For positive completion of the course a minimum of 50 points have to be attained. 100% attendance (introductory meeting, data analysis seminar, field course) is mandatory since each individual step requires the knowledge of the previous one.

IF the field course can not be conducted, the assessment will change to an equal contribution of the Presentation with handout, Data analysis, and Discussion and participation of a third each to the final grade.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

What do we expect?
Students are highly encouraged to participate actively during the entire course. In order to point out benefits and drawbacks of all methods used in the field, the discussion will be obligatory and should give an idea of challenges in step with actual practice. All assignments have to be handed in within the given deadlines. This is necessary since each step should not delay the progress of the entire course.
The evaluation criteria for all individual assignments will be specified in the kick-off meeting.


The topics of examination vary among students depending on the individually assigned topic for the individual presentation and short report. The topics, thus, will be an individual selection from the following list of topics:

- “groundwater recharge” (calculations using given methods with the provided hydrographic data and their comparison)
- “discharge” (description and comparison of river discharge measurements using given methods)
- “soil” (description of pile driving and the description of drilling profiles, using ÖNORM B 4401-3, ÖNORM B 4401-4, sieving analysis)
- “GW surveying” (groundwater level map and groundwater flow direction)
- “hydraulic tests” (analysis of hydraulic field tests, including slug and bail tests (after Hvorslev) and infiltration tests (after Al-Dahir & Morgenstern))
- “pumping test” (analysis of pumping test data using different methods (e.g., Cooper & Jacob, cone of depression, recovery)
- “water quality” (compilation and interpretation of all hydrochemical data and parameter from water samples collected)
- “water treatment” (compilation of different water treatment measures)


Literature will be announced during the introductory meeting.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Sa 02.04.2022 00:25