NIGK14026U Water Resources (part 2)
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
The course investigates flow and solute transport processes at different scales. Focus is on; (1) understanding geological heterogeneity, its impact on spreading of different tracers including nitrate in groundwater, and how to use models to quantify this, (2) the use of tracers to estimate apparent groundwater ages and how to model groundwater ages using different methods, and (3) finally, the integral effects of topography, geology, groundwater flow, and subsurface denitrification on nitrate pollution of groundwater and stream water at the catchment scale. Real-world data is used and laboratory experiments may be used to analyze solute transport processes.
Thorough understanding of solute transport processes (advection, diffusion, and dispersion) at different scales
Effects of geological heterogeneity on solute transport and pollution
Groundwater age dating using anthropogenic tracers
Modelling of groundwater age and residence time
Modelling of solute transport processes at different scales including calibration
Groundwater quality (nitrate) and simple nitrate reduction processes
Groundwater age dating
Use of state-of-the-art hydrological modelling codes
Water resources investigations at catchment scale
Please see Absalon course page.
- Project work
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentOral examination, 20 minutterThe written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcome.