815311 Simulation in vadose zone environment

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Brunetti, Giuseppe
Offered in
Wintersemester 2018/19
Languages of instruction


- Introduction to Vadose Zone hydrology
- Water Flow and Solute Transport
- Introduction to numerical modeling
- Numerical solution techniques (Finite Volume, Finite Element, Finite Differences)
- Model components
- Data processing
- Model calibration and uncertainty assessment.
- Modeling with HYDRUS.
- Selected modeling applications.

Previous knowledge expected

Advanced knowledge of soil physics (VU 815.101) is mandatory.
Experience in numerical simulations is recommended.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Learning outcomes:
- Understanding and physical description of water and solutes movement in the vadose zone (unsaturated soil)
- Setup, parameterization, and application of numerical simulations of the soil water and solutes movement using HYDRUS.
- Knowledge of relevant parameters and properties with respect to the soil water balance
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.