222.581 Hydrometry
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • explain the contradictions and connections between observations, measurements and mathematical models
  • describe and perform the most important measurement techniques in hydrology, technology of instruments, field work, and planning field campaigns
  • explain the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing methods in hydrology, their applications and limitations

Subject of course

1) Half-day EXCURSION to the Central Institute for Meteorology, radiosonde ascension.

Considerations for the planning of measurement networks and measurement campaigns

2) Why measure? Measurement and math. Models; Fundamentals of measurements;

Measuring instruments and measuring principles (from early to present);

Meteorology <=> Hydrology: Measurement of hydrometeorological phenomena (precipitation, temperature, humidity, radiation, ...);

3) Preparations for the second excursion (see 4) - aim of the excursion (research questions, where to go, what to do, schedule, evaluation plan)

4) EXCURSION as a field internship

5) Practical evaluation of the data measured in the field.

Teaching methods

Lectures, excursion

Mode of examination


Additional information

The inital meeting of the course will be announced closer to 2023SS.



Examination modalities

report and oral examination

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.01.2023 00:00 28.04.2023 12:00 28.04.2023 12:00



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