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280083 VU MA-ERD-A-4 Groundwater Systems (PI) (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

In-classroom block course in June 2021- further information will be announced!

Wednesday 03.03. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 10.03. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 08:00 - 10:15 Digital
Monday 21.06. 08:00 - 18:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Tuesday 22.06. 08:00 - 18:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Wednesday 23.06. 08:00 - 18:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 24.06. 08:00 - 18:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Friday 25.06. 08:00 - 18:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II


Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims, content and methods of the lecture (Hybrid format):
Students know the distribution, measurement and analysis of the most important hydrogeological parameters, e.g. rainfall, discharge, groundwater recharge. They know and can apply the equations for groundwater flow and transport in 3D space (Laplace, Poisson). They are familiar with analytical and numerical methods to solve flow and transport problems. They know how to process, analyse and interpret pumping test data and derive transmissivity and storage coefficient. They are able to build a simplified numerical 3D groundwater model and understand boundary conditions, numerical discretization, calibration and validation of groundwater flow models and can solve easy flow problems themselves. Due to COVID 19, the lecture and exercise will be online only (Moodle), the modelling course will be in person.

Assessment and permitted materials

The examination of the courses is based on three individual evaluations. The contribution of each part to the final grade of the course is given in brackets. Examinations will not be repeated (PI) since no individual exam is mandatory to pass the module.
1) Exercises (30 %)
Online (Moodle). 80% presence at the exercise is mandatory. Evaluation will be based on the presentation of the exercises by the students (individual or group presentation) during the semester.
2) Written exam (30 %)
Online. Questions regarding all mentioned topics on hydrogeology. Date: 16.06.2021, 8:00 - 10:00 (online exam, Moodle).
3) Modeling course (40 %).
In-classroom teaching. Since the teaching and learning content of each course day is based on precious one, for the positive completion of the modeling course 100% of presence at the course (21.-25.06.2021, 9.00- 17.00h, Gustav Tschermak-Praktikumsraum 2C201 2.OG UZA II) is mandatory.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

See above, minimum 50 percent of all exams.
> 87.5%=1
75- 87.49%=2
62.5- 74.99%=3
50- 62.49%=4
0- 49.99%=5 (failed, i.e., you need to repeat the whole course)

Examination topics

The presented exercises as well as the written exam will be based on aspects related to lecture and exercise content, respectively. The modeling course includes practical modeling exercises during and at the end of the block course.

Reading list

Will be provided during the course on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:22