701-0038-02L Field Course Chemistry and Environment
|Semester||Spring Semester 2018|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Comment||Number of participants limited to 80.|
Priority is given to BSc Environmental Sciences students until February 26,2018. The waiting list will be deleted after March 2nd, 2018.
Only one Field Course can be chosen per semester: Field Course Ecology (701-0038-01L) Field Course Chemistry and Environment (701-0038-02L).
|701-0038-02 P||Feldkurs Chemie und Umwelt
Exkursion mit Feldarbeit und Auswertung.
Einführung ins Praktikum 4. Juni 13:15 - 15 Uhr (ETH)
Feldtage: 5 & 6. Juni 9:00 - 17:00 Greifensee
|Abstract||The field course consist of an introductory part and two days of field work focusing on a lake system. The students will gather insights into sensor technology for quantifying hydrological and chemical processes. They learn how to evaluate data series and to apply simple models in order to address questions of water management.|
|Objective||The studens get familiar with in-situ measurements and sampling of water and sediments. They use their knowledge in chemistry and systems analysis in order to address questions of ecosystem functions and the management of a lake in an intensively modified environment.|
|Content||The introduction (3 hours) covers the basic themes of |
* lakes as biogeochemical systems, stratrification of the water column, variability of in- and outflows, sediment archives,
* typical measurement systems for hydrological and chemical parameters,
* working groups for the field days and workplan.
In the field course the students work in groups on three different topics
1. The lake reflects its catchment: The students analyze nutrient loads in the inflows and the outflow and use existing data to construct a mass balance
2. Sediment archives: We retrieve sediment cores in order to estimate sedimenation rates and to reconstruct the changes in water quality over the last century.
3. From light to darkness: Using profiling equippment the students analyze the vertical stratification of the lake and the varibility of light and chemical parameters.
4. Think about it! In the fourth part the students assemble the different facts in order to draw some practical conclusions.
|Lecture notes||A guide for the field work and electronic data series will be avialable.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Bachelor courses: Chemie I und II (529-2001-02, 529-2002-02)|
|Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)|
|Performance assessment as a semester course|
|ECTS credits||1 credit|
|Type||ungraded semester performance|
|Language of examination||German|
|Repetition||Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.|
|No public learning materials available.|
|Only public learning materials are listed.|
|No information on groups available.|
|General||: Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers|
|Places||80 at the most|
|Priority||Registration for the course unit is until 26.02.2018 only possible for the primary target group|
|Primary target group||Environmental Sciences BSc (727000)|
|Waiting list||until 02.03.2018|
|Environmental Sciences Bachelor||Additional First Year Courses||W|