LEC370 Hydrological Processes fieldcourse (formerly ENV310)
Sun 10 July - Sun 17 July 2016 (current year)
Sun 9 July - Sun 16 July 2017 (next)
This course is based at the Slapton Ley Field Studies Centre, South Devon in the spring or summer, and centres on a study of the hydrological processes governing nitrate eutrophication of Slapton Ley (a coastal, freshwater lake). The course offers the unique opportunity to examine an actual environmental problem - eutrophication, through the integration of field measurements and laboratory analysis. Field measurements will combine qualitative observations with borehole hydraulic testing and some geophysics. Laboratory analysis will include contaminant breakthrough experiments, soil physical properties, nitrate chemistry and topography-based simulation modelling. Understanding of the nitrate chemistry and remediation / protection measures will be reinforced through a presentation on 'Catchment Sensitive Farming'and farm visit by Natural England staff.
The module is taught in an informal atmosphere and does not require expertise in the more numerical aspects of hydrology There is no examination for this course with all assessment being based on a workbook. The fieldcourse will take place during the summer vacation. The student contribution should be £267, and covers your travel to Devon, accommodation and food - though bar refreshments are your responsibility !!
The fieldcourse has limited places. Accommodation registration for this module (9-16 July 2017 fieldcourse), irrespective of whether you do or do not have a LUSI registration for LEC370, opens on the 7th November 2016. To secure your place, a deposit of £30 must be paid via the online store by Monday 5 December 2016. By paying the deposit you are also committing to paying the remaining sum of £237 by 31st Jan 2017 (as we will have paid for your accommodation etc). Please ask Sue Fleet (LEC UG Teaching Office) if you have any questions or issues about the payment. Also ask Sue if you need to add or remove your LUSI registration for the LEC370 module.
Nick A Chappell
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