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Groundwater Science (GEOL0027)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
N/A

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

To introduce the scientific principles governing groundwater flow, groundwater chemistry and groundwater occurrence as a context for examining (1) the hydrogeological characteristics of aquifers, (2) groundwater in geological processes, and (3) groundwater in environmental management.

By the end of this module students will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Concepts and principles of groundwater flow and groundwater / aquifer chemical interactions
  • Measurements in hydrogeology
  • Processes of groundwater recharge, storage, and interfaces with surface hydrology
  • The characteristics of important aquifers
  • Significance of groundwater in geological processes, and environmental management

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
100% A Portfolio of Coursework
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
28
Module leader
Professor William Burgess
Who to contact for more information
william.burgess@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.