NIGK14025U Water Resources (part 1)
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
The course will integrate disciplines such as geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, groundwater-surface interactions, and streamflow. Development of complex 3D geological models using advanced geological modeling and visualization software. Uncertainty of geological models. Fundamentals of groundwater flow, flow pattern and groundwater – surface water interaction in relation to climate, topography, and geological composition. Application of GMS modeling software for simulating groundwater flow, streamlines, groundwater ages, groundwater-surface water interaction, streamflow, and flow budgets.
Development of complex geological models for use in groundwater flow and transport simulations
Theoretical overview of fluxes of the hydrological cycle
Rainfall – runoff relationships
Groundwater – surface water interaction and impact of topography, climate, and geological settings
Development and calibration of a catchment model
Travel path lines and ground ages
- Flow budgets
Geological, hydrogeological and hydrological modeling at catchment scale
Use of state-of-the-art geological, hydrogeological and hydrological modeling codes
Water resources investigations at catchment scale
Read and comprehend international literature on water resources and related supporting disciplines
Collect and critically evaluate data on geology, hydrogeology, and hydrology
Develop, calibrate and apply a hydrological model to flow problems
Analyze the impact of the geological settings on subsurface flow, flow lines, and groundwater-surface water interaction
Analyze and assess hydrology, water balance and water resources at catchment scale
Report water resources analysis
Please see Absalon course page.
- Project work
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, during courseOral 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. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Re-submission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcome.