816100 Hydrography and hydrometry

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Herrnegger, Mathew , Schulz, Karsten
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


The lectures start with an introduction to basic hydrological concepts. An overview is provided on the elements of the water cycle (precipitation, evaporation, runoff, soil- and groundwater), their observation, presentation and basic analysis. Further sections describe sediment transport, geo- and river morphology and typologies of running waters.

Practical part:

Collection of profile data from a real river using the hydrological yearbook.

Analysis of runoff data; description of the flow rating curve, hydrograph, frequency distribution, duration of increase curve and cumulative curve.

Analysis of a runoff measurement taken using a propeller current-meter.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The course provides an introduction to water bodies and hydrometry. A basic understanding of surface water bodies and groundwater, as well as monitoring, analysis and presentation of the elements of the water cycle are the foundation for subsequent water management subjects in the curriculum.

The aim of the exercises is to provide students with an insight into the treatment of hydrographical data. Students are asked to do an analysis of data retrieved from the hydrographical yearbook, and also of data obtained from direct measurements of water levels and precipitation. The students should then begin to understand the real meaning of mumerical values.
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