Master Lecture "Physics of Aquatic Systems"

Summer Term 2017
Lecturer: Prof. Werner Aeschbach

Moodle Page of this lecture

Lecture: Tue, 16:15 - 17:45, INF 229, SR 108/110
Start: 18.4.2017

Exercises: Wed, 16:15-17:00, INF 229, SR 108/110
Start: 26.4.2017

Tutor:
Arne Kersting (contact: Arne.Kersting@iup.uni-heidelberg.de)

Content: Fundamentals of aquatic physics (physical limnology and oceanography, hydro(geo)logy) and isotope hydrology

Literature: Lecture notes

Useful literature on part I:
Imboden, D.M., and A. WŁest, Mixing mechanisms in lakes, in Physics and chemistry of lakes, edited by A. Lerman, D.M. Imboden, and J.R. Gat, pp. 83-138, Springer, Berlin, 1995.

Useful literature on part II:
Mook, W.G. (ed.), 2000. UNESCO/IAEA Series on Environmental Isotopes in the Hydrological Cycle, Principles and Applications.
(Particularly important parts: Most of Vol. 1 and 2, and Vol. 6, chapter 2).
Available from the website of the IAEA Water Resources Programme (in chapters).
Also available as whole volumes via the UNESCO Publication Server (search for "Mook").

Kinzelbach, W., et al. (2002). UNEP-report "A Survey of Methods for Groundwater Recharge in Arid and Semi-arid regions"

Remarks:

This specialised master course builds on some fundamental contents of the general master course MKEP4 "Environmental Physics", which therefore is a prerequisite. It is also possible to hear the two courses in parallel.

Lecture Notes, Literature, Slides, Exercises, Links:

Will be made available via Moodle

Program (preliminary):

PART I: Aquatic Physics

18.4.17:
1. Introduction

25.4.17:
2. Density and stratification in lakes and oceans

2.5.17:
3. Flow in surface waters

9.5.17:
4. Transport in surface waters

16.5.17:
5. Energy fluxes in surface waters

23.5.17:
6. Gas exchange

30.5.17:
7.
Flow and transport in groundwater


PART II: Isotope Hydrology

6.6.17:
8.
Introduction to isotope hydrology

13.6.17:
9. Stable Isotopes of water

20.6.17:
10.
Tritium and Helium

27.6.17:
11.
Dating young waters

4.7.17:
12.
Dating old waters

11.7.17:
13.
Noble gases and paleoclimatic applications

18.7.17:
14. Noble gas radioisotopes

25.7.17:
Study Week
(no lecture)

There will be no written exam!