This module introduces students to the details and practicalities of environmental monitoring, using a variety of methodologies and measurement techniques, specifically using electronic-based sensors and instrumentation. Students acquire the skills to manipulate raw field, laboratory and logged data for analysis, to monitor, measure and analyse data on environmental stores and fluxes, and to interpret, analyse and present field and laboratory data clearly in written reports in order to explain processes operating in the environmental system under investigation. Students will also gain hands-on experience in designing field or laboratory based research projects to monitor environmental systems, making use of appropriate field, laboratory and measurement equipment. Field monitoring methods are taught in the context of atmospheric environments, catchment monitoring, fluvial systems, hydrological processes, complemented with practical exercises and fieldwork.
Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.
Dr Andreas Baas
and Dr Emma Tebbs
20 hours of field, laboratory and classroom lessons
Module assessment - more information
One 2,000 word report (40%) and One 2,500 word report (60%)