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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


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


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

Brunner, K., Schneider, S. (2005) Umwelt Stadt. Geschichte des Natur- und Lebensraumes Wien. Böhler Verlag, Wien, 659 pp.

Ehrendorfer, F., Berger, R. (2011). Ökosystem Wien. Die Naturgeschichte einer Stadt. Böhlau Verlag, Wien, 744 pp.

Association in the course directory

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

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