872079 Special excursion in applied geology

Field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


(1) Slope movement of Kreisbach near Wilhelmsburg:
Multiphase, active landslide in the flysch zone.
(2) Slope movement "Am Salcher" in Gresten:
Monitoring system, scientifically supervised by the University of Vienna.
(Prof. Glade; explanations by a staff member).
(3) Debris flow "Gallenzerkogel" in Hollenstein/Ybbs:
Measuring and warning system, scientifically supervised by BOKU (IAN).
(4) Earth stream Eckerwirt near Konradsheim near Waidhofen/Ybbs:
Old and new, constantly active and widening, landslides
with subsequent earth flow.

Previous knowledge expected

Basics in Geology and Geomorphology

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Morphology and geology of slope movements
- Transition zone solid/loose rock landslides
(variable solid rock)
- Effects on property and land use
- Tasks of the authority
- Observation technique and warning systems
- Possibilities of forecasting, possible countermeasures
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.