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290032 UE Field Methods in Physical Geography (2018S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
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. 70 participants
Language: German



FR 16.03.2018 09.00-11.00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
FR 18.05.2018 09.00-11.00 Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß

Geländetag am 4.5.2018


Aims, contents and method of the course

The major aim of these excercises is to give the students a broad overview of the different field techniques in Physical Geography.
Via carousel learning in the HOAL (Hydrological Open Air Laboratory) the students will acquire the following basic methodical skills in Physical Geography: hydrological monitoring, soil erosion assessments, soil analyses, geomorphological mapping, vegetation surveys, measurement of climatic parameters

Assessment and permitted materials

Preliminary research (data assessment and analysis for the field day), active cooperation, written protocol

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence, Preliminary research (20%), active cooperation (10%), written protocol (70%)

Examination topics

Content of the lectures

Reading list

Lauer, W., & Bendix, J. (2006). Klimatologie (2nd ed.). Braunschweig: Bildungshaus Schulbuchverlage.

Malberg, H. (1997). Meteorelogie und Klimatologie: Springer.

Zmarsky E., Kuttler W. & Pethe H. (2007): Meteorologisch-klimatologisches Grundwissen (3. Auflage).- Ulmer/UTB

Stahr, K., Kandeler, E., Herrmann, L., Streck, T. (2016): Bodenkunde und Standortlehre. 3. Aufl. Ulmer, 230 S.

Goudie, A. (Ed.) (1998). Geomorphologie. Heidelberg: Springer.

Cook, S.J., Clarke, L.E. & Nield, J.M. (Eds.) Geomorphological Techniques (Online Edition). British Society for Geomorphology, London. ISSN: 2047-0371; http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/geomorph_techniques

Tremp, H. (2005). Aufnahme und Analyse vegetationsökologischer Daten. UTB

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 2.1)

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