Process Studies and Field Techniques

Course content

The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of some of the more advanced research methodologies and equipment used within the field of sediment transport studies. A significant part of the time is reserved for an introduction to the software program Matlab which is used for analysis of a lot of field-data. The course will include training in design of process studies and small research projects and introduce basic as well as more advanced instrumentation and field measurement techniques. The course will take its starting point in current research projects and problems and will also be planned in accordance with students’ special interests within the field.

Education

MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a Minor Subject
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

Transport of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments in the aquatic environment, erodibility of cohesive sediments, settling of aggregated/flocculated sediment, particle size analysis in situ using laser diffraction, measurements with ADV (Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter), basic Matlab programming.

Skills:
 

  • use basic and advanced research equipment used for studies of sediment transport
  • use Matlab for simple presentation and analysis of field-data
  • estimate the pros and cons and uncertainty of typical research methods and equipment

Competences:

Analyse, assess and apply results, methods, theory and data in connection with sediment transport

The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures and field trips. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
Written assignment
The 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.
Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Seberal internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcomes.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Preparation
  • 112
  • Field Work
  • 24
  • English
  • 206