Course code GEO300

GEO300 Advanced Hydrogeology

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Course responsible: Helen Kristine French
Teachers: Jan Mulder
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 Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:
Course contents:
1. Lectures - theory. 2. Calculation exercises. 3. Assignments and student presentations(assessment included in the final grade). 4. Introduction and practicals with using groundwater models eg MODFLOW.
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 model MODFLOW, for application of  theory and testing flow of water and spreading of pollution in groundwater reservoirs.
Teaching support:

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

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GEO220 or equivalent
Recommended prerequisites:
GEO221, MINA200, JORD310, MATH140, KJM100
Mandatory activity:
Submission of exercises.
1 home assignment representing 30% of the final grade. Compulsory report in modelling, group work- pass/fail. Final written examination (3 hours): representing 70% of the final grade. All parts of the evaluation must be passed.
Nominal workload:
Total 300 hours. Theory: 160 hours. Exercises and hand-ins: 40 hours. Modelling: 100 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Natural Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and introductions: 40 hours. Exercises: 8 hours. Modelling: 20 hours.
The course MINA301 Semester Assignment in Environment and Natural Resources, 5 credits, can be linked with GEO300.
An external examiner will assess the final examen.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått