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290019 EX Scientific excursion abroad: Kyrgyzstan (2018S)

Landschaftsgenese, Naturgefahren und Wirtschaft im seismisch aktiven Tien Shan Gebirge

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

Die Exkursion findet vom 31.08.-09.09.2018 statt.


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


max. 24 participants
Language: German



31.8. - 9.9.2018


Aims, contents and method of the course

To better understand how the complex interplay between plate-tectonics (Indo-Eurasian-Collision Zone) and orogenic processes in a basin-and-range-type mountain belt (Tien Shan), further focussing on related geomorphic implications for landscape and society (e.g. rock avalanches, glazial outburst floods) in the following regions:
Bishkek-Bielogorka-Aksu (rockslides), Suusamyr Valley (traces of the 1992 earthquake), Kokomeren and Djumgal Valleys (landslides), Sonkul and Issyk-Kul lakes (agriculture and tourism), Chong-Aksu and Chong-Kemin Valleys (consequences of the 1911 earthquake), Bishkek (Kyrgyz Range, Alamedin and Ala-Archa Valley National Parks: glacier retreat, conservation)

Assessment and permitted materials

Active cooperation, presentation, video-blog

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active cooperation, video-blog
Active cooperation (30%), presentation (30%), video-blog (40%)

Examination topics

Via Moodle

Reading list

Via Moodle

Association in the course directory

(B11-7.2) (MG3-EX) (L2-EX) (MA UF GW 02)

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