Course code GEO300

GEO300 Advanced Hydrogeology

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Course responsible: Helen Kristine French
Teachers: Gudny Okkenhaug
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/avaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:
-
Course contents:
1. Lectures - theory flow in unsaturated and saturated flow and geochemistry. 2. Calculation exercises. 3. Assignments and student presentations(assessment included in the final grade). 4. Introduction and practicals using groundwater models such as Visual Minteq, MODFLOW and MT3Dms.
Learning outcome:
The student should through the course have acquired knowledge about quantitative methods for describing water and solute transport in the unsaturated and saturated zones. Knowledge obtained about geo-chemical processes, dispersion, diffusion, retardation and degradation should be sufficient for the student to be able to evaluate the effect of human activities on the aquifer system. Students will become familiar with methods to describe the subsurface, including geophysical methods and geostatistics, as well as the use of groundwater models for quantitative prediction of changes. The student should be able to evaluate the risk of changes of groundwater resources quantitatively and qualitatively in view of sustainable management of groundwater.
Learning activities:
Lectures (hydrogeological theory will be presented). Exercises including application of the theory in calculation exercises and numerical modelling (ICT). Practicals including the use of the models Visual Minteq and MODFLOW, for application of  theory and testing flow of water and spreading of pollution in groundwater reservoirs.
Teaching support:
-
Syllabus:

Text books:

Fundamentals of groundwater, Schwartz and Zhang, 2003, Wiley and sons

Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution, Second Edition, Appelo and Postma, 2006, Taylor and Francis group

Copied literature available on Canvas.

Prerequisites:
GEO220 or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
GEO221, MINA200, JORD310, KJM100.
Mandatory activity:
Submission two mandatory exercises.
Assessment:
One home exam representing 30%. Final oral examination representing 70%. All parts of the evaluation must be passed. Grading system A-E / Not passed.
Nominal workload:
Total 300 hours. Theory: 160 hours. Exercises and hand-ins: 40 hours. Modelling: 100 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
-
Type of course:
Lectures and introductions: 40 hours. Exercises: 8 hours. Modelling: 20 hours.
Examiner:
An external examiner will assess the final examen.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F