701-1316-00L  Physical Transport Processes in the Natural Environment

SemesterHerbstsemester 2019
DozierendeJ. W. Kirchner
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung


701-1316-00 GPhysical Transport Processes in the Natural Environment2 Std.
Mo15:15-17:00ML H 34.3 »
J. W. Kirchner


KurzbeschreibungFluid flows transport all manner of biologically important gases, nutrients, toxins, contaminants, spores and seeds, as well as a wide range of organisms themselves. This course explores the physics of fluids in the natural environment, with emphasis on the transport, dispersion, and mixing of solutes and entrained particles, and their implications for biological and biogeochemical processes.
LernzielStudents will learn key concepts of fluid mechanics and how to apply them to environmental problems. Weekly exercises based on real-world data will develop core skills in analysis, interpretation, and problem-solving.
Inhaltdimensional analysis, similarity, and scaling
solute transport in laminar and turbulent flows
transport and dispersion in porous media
transport of sediment (and adsorbed contaminants) by air and water
anomalous dispersion
SkriptThe course is under development. Lecture materials will be distributed as they become available.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte3 KP
PrüfendeJ. W. Kirchner
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusWritten assignments (mandatory) during the semester account for 60% of the final grade.
A written exam at the end of the semester accounts for 40% of the final grade.
Students can use either English or German in their written work.


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Es werden nur die öffentlichen Lernmaterialien aufgeführt.


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