Geochemical Processes, Weathering and Ground Water Recharge in Catchments - Short Course Notes
These are the Course Notes prepared for the NorFA-sponsored Short Course on "Geochemical processes, weathering and ground water recharge in catchments" held at Selbusjøen Hotell & Gjestegård October 16-23, 1994. There were 26 students from the Nordic Countries including two from Latvia, and 15 lecturers from Denmark (1), Norway (8), Sweden (1), UK (3) and the USA (2). The one-week course was aimed at doctoral students who plan to due research within the interdisciplinary field of catchment research. The disciplines involved are, among others, biology, soil chemistry, geology and hydrogeology. This field of research is of increasing international interest in connection with climatic changes, which may affect the ecology of catchment (e.g. American Geophysical Union EOS, v. 75, no. 38, Sept. 1994, p. 433-439). The Scandinavian countries have been active contributors to research related to the acidification of drainage basins for over twenty years. The purpose of this Short Course is to give an overview of aspects that need to be integrated when one is to carry out catchment research. It is hoped that these Course Notes will be of assistance in bringing the candidates closer to the research front, and to establish contacts and cooperations between the participating scientists.