Interaction Between Groundwater and Streams in the Western Part of Denmark

PhD defence Wednesday 21 February 2018, Rasmus Rumph Frederiksen.

2018.02.21 | Trine Berndt Turtiainen Scheelke

Rasmus Rumph Frederiksen

During his studies, Rasmus Rumph Frederiksen researched the interaction between groundwater and streams. Understanding and quantifying surface-groundwater interaction is crucial for various environmental issues such as stream depletion and ecological conditions in and near the stream. Using various field, analytical, and numerical methods, Rasmus studied how groundwater discharges to Knivsbæk - a small stream north of town Videbæk on Skovbjerg Hill Island in the western part of Denmark - for example as tile drainage discharge or direct groundwater discharge through the streambed and the banks. The new research findings contribute to the understanding of surface-groundwater interaction on a hill island and emphasize the importance of using a multi-method approach for surface-groundwater investigations. The findings can be useful for environmental management and meeting statutory obligations under national and international legislation.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Geoscience, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 10.15
Place: Auditorium, Building 1671, room 137, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation: Surface-groundwater interaction – elements of the hydrograph on a hill island
Contact information: Rasmus Rumph Frederiksen, e-mail:, tel.: +45 40 52 47 26
Members of the assessment committee:
Senior Scientist Donald Rosenberry, United States Geological Survey
Chief Consultant Morten Lauge Pedersen, Niras, Aarhus
Associate Professor Søren Munch Kristiansen (chair), Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Keld Rømer Rasmussen, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University
Associate Professor Steen Christensen, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST,
Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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