Universität Wien FIND

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

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



- Important information -
Date: Wednesday, 10th October 2018, whole-time
Expenses: 59 €
Meeting point: Station Wien Hütteldorf (entrance of the railway building) at 7:00 AM
Clothing: Wind- and water-resistent clothes, sturdy footwear

- Important dates -
Departure excursion: 10th October 2018, departure 7:00 AM
Submission report: 11th November 2018

!!! IMPORTANT: Departure and arrival for ALL participants from the station Wien Hütteldorf!


Aims, contents and method of the course

The excursion will focus on gravitational mass movements in Lower Austria. Amongst other spots, the rockfall sites at Ofenloch near Waidhofen/Ybbs, the Salcher Landslide Observatory and the earth flow close to Konradsheim will be visited. Geological disposition and the triggering factors of the respective landslide processes will be discussed. In addition, protective measures and the options for a sustainable management of landslide hazards and risks will be reviewed.

This 1-day field trip will be carried out with a motor-coach. At the sites, small hikes (1-2 h) will be undertaken (partly on landslides and in steep terrain). Good hiking shoes are required. The excursion will take place at any weather conditions and it is recommended to dress accordingly (rain jacket, umbrella, hiking shoes etc.)

Assessment and permitted materials

Protocol to topics discussed during the excursion
- Digital submission as PDF-file via e-mail

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students should get an insight into different types of gravitational mass movements and their description in the field, as well as to learn how to evaluate counter measures.

Examination topics

Reading list

Provided via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 6.1) (B11-7.3) (MG3-EX) (L2-EX) (BA UF GW 18)

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