Course code JORD221

JORD221 Soil Physics, Laboratory Course

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Course responsible: Trond Børresen, Trond Børresen
Teachers: Per Ivar Hanedalen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Environmental Sciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

Minimum 5 students. Maximum 12 students.



Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2003H
Last time: 2014H
Preferential right:
B-MINA; M-MINA; B-PV; M-PV.
Course contents:

Field exercises: Taking soil samples for physical analysis. Measurement of physical parameters of soil in the field. Laboratory exercises: Determination of volumetric conditions in soil, pore-size distribution, the conductivity of soil measured by water and air, the properties and root-lengths of soil aggregates.

Learning outcome:
Insight into: - measurement and calculation of various physical soil parameters, - relations between different physical soil parameters, - the use of physical soil measurements to describe the soil and what kind of environment it provides for the growing of plants.
Learning activities:
The students are to give a written explanation of the exercises, including an interpretation/presentation of the results.
Teaching support:
The teacher is available during regular office hours.
Syllabus:
Børresen, T. 1997. Field and laboratory exercises, JF221 + notes. Supporting literature: Hillel, D. 2004. Introduction to environmental soil physics.
Prerequisites:
MATH100 Mathematics, JORD101 Soil Science
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Participating on the exercises is mandatory
Assessment:

Exercise work and written report (group work, 2-4 students) counts 50% and an oral examination at the end of the course counts 50%. Both parts of the examination must be passed.

Nominal workload:
150 hours in total. Exercises: 36 hours. Individual contribution: 114 hours.
Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:
JORD221 will be reduced by 2 ects against JORD230
Type of course:
Exercises: 52 hours.
Note:

The course will not be offered the autumn 2014.

Examiner:

The examiner participates in the oral examination. The examiner is involved in the planning, conduction and revision (evaluation) of the course.

Examination details: :