Undergraduate Course: Hydrogeology 3: Field and Modelling Project (EASC10078)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||¿ Developing a hydrogeological conceptual model from field observations
¿ Develop a numerical model of the hydrogeological conceptual model
¿ Understand different techniques for the investigation of hydrogeologically relevant parameters in different types of media.
¿ Parameterise different material and fluid characteristics from field observations, field test results and other literature sources.
¿ Use geo-statistical approaches to fill in data gaps.
¿ Apply both finite difference and finite element models to groundwater resources management.
¿ Predict groundwater flow, contaminant transport and heat transport using numerical methods.
¿ Apply their results to management and planning issues.
¿ Present a written report
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| By the end of this course, students will have gained understanding of the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of using field observations, experimental data, field tests and other literature sources to create a hydrogeological conceptual model, convert this into a numerical model and then use the numerical model as a management tool. They will be knowledgeable and have had experience in the different modelling methods applicable to different aquifer types and issues associated with these e.g. porous media, fractured media, hybrid approaches, scaling Issues and hydro-geological facies. In addition they will be faced with the uncertainty of field observations and the requirement to parameterise numerical methods. They will understand the concepts behind and the application of Geostatistical techniques to de-limit the uncertainty and to make estimations where there is limited data available. Geostatistical techniques will be presented and excel spreadsheets provided demonstrating the use and application of the techniques. The central theme of the course is a real life scenario requiring scientifically based recommendations for dealing with several planning and management problems. Finally the work is to be presented in a professional report. Several workshops on the course are given, including consultation with practising hydrogeologists.
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||35 hour(s) per week for 1 week(s). 1 week field project, March, Dates flexible
|Course organiser||Dr Chris Mcdermott
|Course secretary||Mrs Katie Leith
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510