Universität Wien FIND

290032 UE Field Methods in Physical Geography (2019S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 70 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Field trip: 31.5.2019

Thursday 21.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Thursday 06.06. 16:15 - 17:15 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518


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
Methods: object lesson, individual work, group work

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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