871012 Morphodynamics of mountain watersheds (in Eng.)


Art
Vorlesung und Übung
Semesterstunden
2
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Organisation
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2022/23
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

Overview of morphodynamics of mountain watersheds including hydraulics of steep channels, sediment supply and transport, channel and hillslope morphology, erosion, river-hillslope connectivity, and river network development, with practical applications to habitat restoration and hazard assessment in a changing climate. Focus is on quantitative predictions and understanding of processes, with examples taken from rivers in the Alps.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

Basics in physics and calculus.

Lehrziel

Students will understand the nature of mountain watersheds. Students will also learn practical skills to calculate geomorphological transport processes in alpine regions. Students acquire problem-solving and critical thinking skills through the use of equations and field data to answer questions about river and hillslope morphology, ecology, long-term channel evolution, and climate change impacts.
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