Master Lecture "Physics of Aquatic Systems"
Summer Term 2017
Lecturer: Prof. Werner Aeschbach
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Lecture: Tue, 16:15 - 17:45, INF 229, SR 108/110
Exercises: Wed, 16:15-17:00, INF 229, SR 108/110
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"
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
PART I: Aquatic Physics
2. Density and stratification in lakes and oceans
3. Flow in surface waters
4. Transport in surface waters
5. Energy fluxes in surface waters
6. Gas exchange
PART II: Isotope Hydrology
8. Introduction to isotope hydrology
9. Stable Isotopes of water
10. Tritium and Helium
11. Dating young waters
12. Dating old waters
13. Noble gases and paleoclimatic applications
14. Noble gas radioisotopes
Study Week (no lecture)
There will be no written exam!