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Merging Measurement and Modelling of Soil Physics

Venue and time

The course takes place at Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele from 9 - 14 March 2020.


The focus of this course is the need for unified treatment of measurement and modelling in quantitative soil physics. Accepted and emerging concepts of key processes of water flow in unsaturated porous media are presented together with standard and novel measurement technologies. Specifically, we will discuss how advancements in our understanding of soil physics should guide the design of measurement and monitoring efforts. Similarly, we will discuss how the interpretation of measurements made with emerging indirect methods should be made in the context of the soil physical model of interest.

At this course you will meet lecturers from The University of Arizona, Aalborg University and Aarhus University.

The target audience is comprised of international PhD students with backgrounds in agronomy, soil physics, environmental engineering, hydrology, hedrogeology and geophysics.

Practical information

Housing during the course week:

The course week will consist of very long and intensive days, so if you don’t already live in Viborg or Foulum, we recommend you to book accommodation in Viborg. 

It is your own responsibility to arrange accommodation. We recommend that you book a room close to the city center.


Transport to and from Foulum:

It is your own responsibility to come to Foulum in the morning Monday – Friday. From Viborg you can take regional bus #62 (leaving central bus station 07:38) or bus #750 (leaving central bus station 07:40). 

We arrange common transport back to Viborg in the evening of each course day. Saturday 14 March we also arrange common transport from Viborg to Foulum in the morning and back to Viborg in the evening. 


  • We provide you with coffee/the, fruit and cake during each course day.
  • Lunch is on your own. You can bring your own lunch or buy in Foulum canteen. On Saturday 14 March  we provide you with lunch.
  • Dinner is included all course days except Saturday 14 March.

The course week is a mix of theory and field/laboratory exercises.



Expression of interest

Expression of interest via this link  https://events.au.dk/Merging2020

There will be a course fee between 700 - 800 Euro and we will contact you later on this. 


If you have questions regarding course content, contact Lis Wollesen de Jonge, Department of Agroecology

If you have questions regarding practical matters, contact Jytte Christensen, Department of Agroecology