Course detail

Hydropedology

FAST-BS006Acad. year: 2017/2018

Subject BS06 Hydropedology focuses on interpretation of soil-water relations and their role in the protection of agricultural land. The basic form of teaching are exercises in which students get acquainted with the physical and hydraulic properties of the soil, hydrolimits and infiltration of water into the soil. In use of models in pedology students learn how to gather and analyze the resulting data from the available computer programs RETC (van Genuchten et al., 1991) and Rosetta (Schaap, 2003).
The outcome of the exercise will be a term paper and written test.

Department

Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will individually elaborate a work on soil characteristics for selected lokality

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, hydraulics and hydrology

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Basic pedological knowledges and basic of hydropedology
Soil clasification in ČR, types of soil and hydropedological mapping
Physical properties of soil
Hydrolimits
Hydraulic characteristics of soil
Software RETC, Rosetta
Infiltration experiment in situ and its evaluatio

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer