Learning outcomes of the course unit
The main scope of the course is to supply the tools and the experience with the data collected in order to develop professional works and scientific research in hydrogeology.
Curse of Idrogeologia.
Course contents summary
Knowledge and practice of the main hydrogeological instruments. Development and practice of the main hydraulic characterization tests of the aquifers.
Criteria and procedures in order to aquire, elaborate, and record hydrogeological data. Preliminary interpretation of the data aquired in field
During the first lesson, the program, its purpose and the exams modalities will be illustrated. Information on the teaching material will also be provided.
It will illustrate what hydrogeological surveys means, which kind of data must be collected, in the field and in the literature, and the details associated to each scale project. The module will be accompanied by practical examples of hydrogeological works.
The instruments and methodologies for acquiring the main meteorological data (precipitation, temperature, pressure, humidity, wind) will be illustrated. The module will be accompanied by practical examples of using these parameters in hydrogeological works. At the end of the module the student will visit a meteorological station located within the Campus.
INFILTRATION, EVAPORATION AND SURFACE RUN-OFF SURVEY
The instruments and methodologies for acquiring the infiltration, evaporation and surface run-off data will be illustrated. The module will be accompanied by practical examples of using these parameters in hydrogeological works.
HYDROGEOLOGICAL PARAMETERS SURVEY
This is the main module of the course. The instruments and the methodologies for acquiring the water level, groundwater level, and discharge data will be illustrated. The student will work on experimental hydrogeological data provided by the teacher.
HYDRAULIC CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MEDIUM
The instruments and the methodologies used for the hydraulic characterization of the medium (pumping tests, Slug tests, Lugeon tests) will be illustrated. A practical pumping test will be conducted in the experimental field and the acquired data will be processed and interpreted.
During the course, hydrogeological experimental data will be provided concerning a specific study area. The student has the task of elaborating and interpreting them to arrive at the drafting of a hydrogeological report. Work will take place mainly in the classroom, under the supervision of the teacher.
Prospezioni idrogeologiche – Liguori Editore
The course will be divided into basic lectures aimed to acquiring knowledge on the main hydrogeological techniques and practical lessons, focused on the presentation and discussion of different case studies. All this in order to allow the student to have the knowledge to be able to design and perform the technical-practical activities necessary to develop professional studies and scientific research in the hydrogeological area of expertise.
Assessment methods and criteria
Pratical and oral tests.
Pratical test consists in writing an hydrogeological report drawn up by the student. The report is based on the hydrogeological data provided by the teacher at the lessons, which will be elaborated and interpreted by the student.
Subsequently, the report will be exhibited by the student during the exam day.