Georesources and Groundwater 4324

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the students should have the following qualifications regarding knowledge, skills and general competence:

  • be familiar with landforms of Norway and their bedrock geology
  • be able to identify subsurface Quaternary geological features by examples from Telemark
  • a good knowledge about gravel and rock resources and be able to identify, calculate and handle gravel resources
  • having a good knowledge of the reasons for and behaviour of landslides in Norway
  • having a good knowledge of groundwater heat and the exploiting of the subsurface heat resource
  • be able to do 3D interpretations of geological maps
  • be able to make simple watershed models by GIS and hydrological modeling tools
  • be able to perform modeling of ground water flow and contaminant transport
  • be able to calculate wellhead protections
  • be able to convey review of recent international published research
  • be able to communicate important academic theories, problems and solutions

Course Description

Key themes:

  • landforms and the geology of Norway
  • interpretation of geological maps
  • subsurface geological features in Telemark
  • gravel and rock resources
  • watershed modeling
  • landslides
  • GIS analysis in hydrology and geology
  • modeling ground water flow and transport
  • wellhead protection
  • ground water heat
  • field school

Assessment Methods

There is a four hour written exam counting 100%. Report from the field school must have been accepted.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Harald Klempe <>, last modified Anette Norheim Fredly - 13/09/2012