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GIS and Distributed Hydrological Modelling


The course can only be taken as part of Master´s programmes given by our department. This is an internet based course.

Course contents

The course deals with hydrological modelling in a spatial context. Overall goals are to theoretically and practically give the students knowledge about possibilities and problems related to digital geographical data in hydrological modelling, spatially and temporally. Both the scientific/technical aspects as well as societal values of modelling and modelling results are included in the course. The course is given with both theoretical and practical (computer exercises) parts.

The course consists of the following parts:

  • Digital terrain data, methods for data sampling and data generation.
  • Model theory, from empirical to process based models.
  • Model parameters and functions from a spatial perspective in different resolutions.

Teaching methods

Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a written exam.

This is an internet based course. You are not supposed to travel to Lund to attend.

Course coordinator

Course facts

Level: Advanced
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Period: Autumn
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and 90 ECTS, including 30 ECTS in GIS, equivalent to GISA21 and GISA22
Technical prerequisites: PC with Windows 7 or better; Internet connection

Course syllabus (pdf, 222 kb, new window)

For current students