Universität Wien FIND

290032 EX Physiogeographical Field Trip: Mountain Torrents in Vienna (2019W)

Naturgewalt gebändigt im Stadtgebiet

1.00 ECTS (0.50 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 25 participants
Language: German



Date of excursion: 11.10.2019


Aims, contents and method of the course

The students follow a Vienna mountain torrent from the Vienna Woods into the city and get to know the (fluvio-) geomorphological processes and features that are connected to it.

Furthermore, they will know that the river is a resource as well as a natural hazard in a metropolitan area and understand the necessity and function of river engineering, flood protection-, and deregulation measurements and their respective impacts on the water ecology and quality.
Finally, they will learn the development and characteristics of Vienna's sewer system.

Methoden: object lesson, discussion

Assessment and permitted materials

Active cooperation, written report

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements: Presence, written report; assessment scale: active cooperation (20%), written report (80%)

Examination topics

Contents of the excursion

Reading list


Association in the course directory

(BA GG 6.1) (MG3-EX) (L2-EX) (BA UF GW 18) (MA UF GW 02)

Last modified: Fr 27.09.2019 12:08