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290242 EX Physiogeographical Field Trip: Land Slides in Lower Austria (2018S)

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 served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German



Mittwoch, 16. Mai 2018


Aims, contents and method of the course

The excursion will focus on gravitational mass movements in Lower Austria. Amongst other locations, rockfall sites at the Ofenlochstraße/ Ybbstal near Waidhofen/Ybbs, landslide and earth-flow activities close to Konradsheim as well as the Salcher Landslide Observatory in Gresten will be visited.
At the respective sites the processes themselves, their preparatory and triggering factors as well as methodological approaches to investigate these processes will be discussed. Gravitational mass movements can cause (social/ economic) damage, especially in populated areas. How society deals with these phenomena will therefore also be addressed and options regarding natural hazard and risk management will be reviewed.
This 1-day field trip will be carried out with a coach (bus). At the sites, small hikes (1-2 h) will be undertaken (partly on landslides and in steep terrain). Good hiking shoes/ sturdy shoes are mandatory. The excursion will take place at any weather conditions and it is recommended to dress accordingly (rain jacket/ umbrella/ hiking shoes etc.). Take care to bring food/ provisions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written report (elaboration of the contents of the excursion)
Active participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence (all-day)
Written elaboration of the contents of the excursion
- group work with different main topics/ groups will be assigned during/ after the excursion
- submission as hardcopy and pdf/ deadline will be negotiated during excursion

Examination topics


Reading list

Via Moodle

Association in the course directory

(B11-7.3) (MG3-EX) (L2-EX) (BA UF GW 18)

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