Advanced Groundwater Processes


Course Objective

The goal of this course is to deepen the understanding of groundwater
processes for which the Groundwater Processes course laid the
fundamentals. The objective is to make the student thoroughly familiar
with the modelling of groundwater flow processes and the transport of
solutes through groundwater systems.

Course Content

Hydrogeology is to a large extent concerned with the flow of water in
the subsurface. Groundwater flow models are powerful tools to study this
movement of water in the subsurface. Hence, they are widely used in
research and consultancy, and thus a key skill for hydrologists. This
course you will deepen your understanding of groundwater flow modelling
and develop basic programming skills to investigate these processes.
Moreover, fundamental transport processes taking place in groundwater
bodies will be included in this (advection, diffusion, dispersion,
first-order reactions) using numerical methods.

Teaching Methods

The course consists of a set of lectures supplemented with practicals.

Method of Assessment

Written examination, presentations and practicals

Entry Requirements

Groundwater processes

Target Audience

Hydrology MSc students and other earth sciences related MSc programs

General Information

Course Code AM_1171
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. ir. Y. van der Velde
Examiner dr. ir. Y. van der Velde
Teaching Staff dr. ir. Y. van der Velde

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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