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290044 PS Modelling in Physical Geography (2016W)

(Fortsetzung - Teil 2)

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



max. 30 participants
Language: English



MO wtl. von 03.10.2016 bis 12.12.2016 08:00-10:30
MO 09.01.2016 08:00-10:30
MO 16.01.2016 17:00-19:30
MO 23.01.2016 08:00-10:30
MO 30.01.2016 08:00-10:30
Ort: Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1. OG (GIS-Labor)


Aims, contents and method of the course

After a brief introduction to the general chances and limitations of computer modelling, the students will work on selected examples focusing on GIS-supported modelling in the field of geomorphology (mass movements in particular). Besides getting to know existing software packages, there will be an emphasis on the automatization of work flows and the development of simple model applications by means of programming.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Mid-term exam regarding the general understanding of the possibilities and limitations of modelling (35%)
- Independent solution of two defined tasks in the concluding lesson (65%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At the end of the course, the students shall
- be able to critically evaluate model results;
- be able to apply computer models in an independent and responsible way;
- know the most important software packages for modelling of mass movements and their scope of application;
- know about the possibilities to develop their own model applications;
- be able to program simple model applications by themselves.

Examination topics

- Lecture: brief general introduction to the chances and limitations of computer modelling
- Training: elaboration of various modelling techniques

Reading list

Association in the course directory

(MG-S1-PI.m, Block A) (MG-S2-PI.m, Block A)

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