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Visualisation of Hydrological Processes with GEOVLEX: Introduction of an integrated methodical-technical Online Learning Approach

TitleVisualisation of Hydrological Processes with GEOVLEX: Introduction of an integrated methodical-technical Online Learning Approach
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2009
AuthorsThürkow, D, Gläßer, C, Scheuer, S, Schiele, S
Conference NameISPRS working group VI/1 – VI/2
VolumeXXXVIII-6/W7
Date Published06/2009
Publisherools and Techniques for E-Learning, International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Conference LocationPotsdam
Keywordse-learning, geosciences, geovisualisation, GEOVLEX, hydrology, models
Abstract

Geosciences deal with complex, interdependent landscape processes, of which hydrological processes are an important example.Understanding such processes in time and space is crucial in geoscientific research and education. Addressing and communicatinghydrological processes using traditional teaching methods (e.g. blackboards in lectures, printed study books) is rather limited though.Hence, within the framework of the geoscientific e-learning platform, novel online learning modules are being developed to allow abetter understanding of the aforementioned processes.The integration of new photo-realistic geovisualisation and web-based approaches are effective means to impart knowledge ifdesigned accordingly, as the perception of a geovisualisation and its contents vary strongly depending on various factors. Therefore,to make use of all advantages of geovisualisation, their methods and characteristics have to be chosen carefully.The departments of geosciences and computer science develop methods to visualise landscape processes based on precipitationdischarge-models that are directly integrated into e-learning environments. With the help of those online learning modules, usershave the possibility to visualise the effects of dynamic variances in the landscape balance on discharge behaviour in small andmedium catchment areas interactively and on-the-fly.

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