NIGK14026U Water Resources (part 2)
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
The course investigates dynamics of coupled flow and solute transport processes at different scales. Focus is on; (1) understanding geological heterogeneity and its impact on spreading of different tracers/pollutants in groundwater and how to use models to assess, understand, and quantify this, (2) the use of age tracers to estimate apparent groundwater ages and how to model groundwater ages using different methods, and (3) the integrated effects of topography, geology, groundwater flow, and subsurface denitrification on nitrate pollution of groundwater and stream water at the catchment scale. Laboratory experiments are used to analyze solute transport processes at the small scale, while real-world data on nitrate pollution is used at the catchment scale.
Thorough understanding of coupled flow and solute transport processes (advection, diffusion, and dispersion) at different scales
Understanding effects of geological heterogeneity on solute transport and pollution including simple geostastiscal measures.
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.
- Project work
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, duing 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.
- 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.