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1. Course title

Vesivaipan mittausmenetelmät
Mätningsmetoder i hydrosfärs geofysik
Measurement Methods in Hydrospheric Geophysics


2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53536 Vesivaipan mittausmenetelmät, 5 op

3. Course status: compulsory

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

-Which module does the course belong to?
ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences (compulsory for Study Track in Geophysics of the Hydrosphere)

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

-The recommended time for completion may be, e.g., after certain relevant courses have
been completed.

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

-The course may be offered in the autumn or spring term or both.
-If the course is not offered every year, this must be indicated here.
-Specification of the teaching period when the course will be offered

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course


9. Course learning outcomes

  • You will learn to understand the specific conditions and requirements to perform measurements at different types of natural hydrospheric environments.
  • You will learn to understand the error sources in measurements and you will learn to minimize them.
  • You will learn the methods that you need when you are planning a field measurement campaign in natural environments.

10. Course completion methods

Completion of the course includes student presentation, essay (10 pages), field work and attendance of 80% of the lectures.

11. Prerequisites

No prerequisites

12. Recommended optional studies

13. Course content

  • History of hydrological instruments and measurement methods
  • Special conditions, requirements and instruments used in different natural environments (river, lake, ocean and glacier measurements)
  • Measurements of rain and snowfall
  • Planning a field trip and work safety during field work

14. Recommended and required literature

All lecture materials are provided for students via Moodle.

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

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-Student activities
-Description of how the teacher’s activities are documented

Weekly lectures and field work. Essay and student presentation (individual work).

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

Final grade is pass/fail and it is based on completing the essay and presentation and attendance of 80% of the lectures.

17. Teaching language