The lecture comprises topics of climatological and micro-meteorological ("The climate near the ground", David Loibl, Lukas Langhamer & Moritz Langer) and hydrological ("Eco-Hydrology", Dörthe Tetzlaff) field methods to understand land-atmosphere-water processes and interactions. Central are the energy and mass exchange between atmosphere and ground, boundary layer meteorology (including the eddy-covariance method), glaciological field methods, as well as hydrological field methods (velocity measurements and discharge estimations), measurement of hydrological processes that is precipitation, soilwater, groundwater, surface waters, and environmental tracer measurements.
The participation on the 1st oline-lecture at the 23.04.2020 is mandatory!
For the field course there are two choices. We can accommodate a maximum of 15 students in each field course. In case of higher demand we will draw lots for the places in the preliminary meeting:
- Italian Alps at Marteller Hütte in South Tyrol, Italy (Alto Adige, Italia), August 23rd to August 30th 2020, 5 full days in the field. Field work is on proglacial and periglacial grounds and on the glacier "Fürkelenferner". Alpine experience is not required. However, necessary are trekking or mountaineering boots and clothing suitable for high alpine environment. The costs of the field course per student are approximately 300 EUR. Included are transport costs, accommodation, breakfast and dinner. The dinner on the first evening and drinks in general are excluded.
- Berlin-Brandenburg catchments and rivers: 11.6; 18.6 and 18.8-20.8. 2020. Five full individual days are foreseen for the field course. For this we will visit and work in the two tributaries of the Spree catchment, an urban river (the Erpe in the SE of Berlin) and a rural river (the Demnitzer Mill Creek Catchment, ca. 45 min SE of Berlin). Both catchments are representative for the Berlin and Brandenburg landscape in terms of their heterogeneous landuse of agriculture, wetland and forest areas in the rural catchment, and an urban influenced catchment at the Erpe. The Erpe is characterised by a typical urban mosaic structure of impervious and pervious areas, urban drainage systems and a water treatment plant. In the Demnitzer Mill Creek, recently, wetland restoration and beaver recolonisation are having a major effect on the structure and consequent functioning of the land-water systems. Both sites are ideal to conduct a range of hydrological and climatological practical field investigations on the land-atmosphere-water interface. This choice does not have any additional costs!
The lectures are blocked into 6 slots of 4 hours on Thursday 9-13 (ct), starting April, 23rd and ending June, 4th, 2020. Each slot contains additional exercises (homework) for repetition and preparation of the field work. The hydrologycal part of the lectures takes place at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB, Berlin-Friedrichshagen), the climatological part at the Geography Department:
- 23.04. Hydrology 1 (Dörthe Tetzlaff, IGB)
- 30.04. Hydrology 2 (Dörthe Tetzlaff, IGB)
- 07.05. Hydrology 3 (Dörthe Tetzlaff, IGB)
- 14.05. Climatology 1 (Lukas Langhamer, Geography Department)
- 28.05. Climatology 2 (Moritz Langer, Geography Department)
- 04.06. Climatology 3 (David Loibl, Geography Department)
Please be aware that students in the M.Sc. Global Change Geography must take either Module 5.1 or 5.2. However, you can take both modules by replacing one of the free electives (Module 7.0/8.0) by either 5.1 or 5.2. Module 5.2 is organized through the group of Patrick Hostert in remote sensing.