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External Geodynamics Area

The External Geodynamics area develops their teaching tasks in various subjects of the courses of biology, marine science, geological engineering, engineering of roads, canals and ports, as well as elementary education teacher. Also collaborates in three official graduate programs: master's degree in sustainable management and water technologies, Master of analysis and management of Mediterranean ecosystems, Master in teaching of secondary education (compulsory, high school and vocational training) and art lessons, sports and languages.

STAFF

  • José Miguel Andreu Rodes
  • José Delgado Marchal
  • Jaime Cuevas González
  • Miguel Fernández Mejuto
  • Juan Carlos Sirvent Artiaga (Honorary contributor)
  • Mariano López Arcos (Honorary contributor)

 

RESEARCH LINES

 

Hydrogeology in arid and semi-arid areas

The arid, semi-arid and sub-humid drylands are expanding and represent more than 30% of the Earth's surface. Among them is included in our province. The decrease in the availability of water associated with the growing demand is a limiting factor for the development of these regions. External Geodynamics group has been working as the overexploitation of aquifers hydrogeological aspects for over twenty years.

castillo de busot

 

 

 

Panoramic view of the land located in semi-arid conditions in the province of Alicante (in the foreground Busot Castle).

 

 

Karstic hydrogeology

Most of the aquifers are Karst nature in our region. These aquifers are a set of singularities that differentiate them from the rest, which can highlight the high potential of their resources and the excellent quality of its waters. The conceptual model that makes them is under constant revision. The research that is currently developed in our department contributes to a better understanding of these media.

Hidrokarstica

 

 

 

Panoramic views of the Barranco de los Sacos are the springs of the Algar.

 

 

Natural recharge of aquifers

Groundwater management should be guided by a policy of sustainability, which leads to the search for a balance between recharge or entrance faced the aquifers and its extraction. However, the estimation of the recharge is not an easy part to establish that there is not a valid universal methodology. Currently, the scientific community is making a great effort in the study of the recharge of aquifers, in this sense, the area of external Geodynamics is focusing part of his research in the field of hydrogeology.

recarga

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strip epikarstica of Aitana aquifer

 

 

Dynamics of karst cavities

Geodynamics Area studies various karstic cavities in order to establish the operation of these means, in a particularly sensitive region to rapid climate change as the peninsular Southeast.

These investigations include the study of the speleothems, as paleoclimatic and environmental markers, such as the microclimatic conditions and hidrogeoquímicas in these media. This is intended to assess how this climate information is transferred to the speleothems and what is the usefulness of the speleothems as geoindicators warning in studies of climate change.

rull

 

 

 

Panoramic view of the Cueva del Rull (Vall d'Ebo).

 

 

 

TEACHING

 

visita a rambla del judio

 

 

Visit to the reservoir of lamination of the Rambla del Judío. It's a rambla which flows into the River Segura, in the town of Cieza (Murcia)

 

 

 

 

mediciones en acuifero de penarrubia

 

 

Students performing measurements of changes in level during an enasyo of pumping in the aquifer of Peñarrubia, near the town of Sax (Alicante)

 

 

 

 

 

medicion del caudal del rio segura

 

 

Practice of the flow measurement of a section of the Segura River in the town of Cieza (Murcia), using the method of direct seats with winch.

 

 

 

 

 

geotecnia

 

 

Students making a geotechnical reconnaissance in a pit road.

 

 

 

Degree in marine sciences
  • 24539 COASTAL MANAGEMENT
Degree in Geology
  • 25525 GEOMORPHOLOGY
  • 25540 FUNDAMENTALS OF HYDROGEOLOGY
  • 25541 GEOLOGY APPLIED TO THE ENGINEERING
  • 25543 EXPANSION HYDROGEOLOGY
  • 25547 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY AND GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS
  • 25548 ENLARGEMENT OF GEOLOGY APPLIED TO THE ENGINEERING
  • 25999 END OF DEGREE WORK
Master's degree in geological engineering
  • 49615 HYDROGEOLOGY APPLIED TO GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
  • 49633 PROSPECTING AND RECRUITMENT OF GROUNDWATER
Official Master in Analysis and Management of Mediterranean Ecosystems
  • 35605 GEOMORGOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN
Official Master in Sustainable Management and Water Technologies
  • 37600 THE WATER CYCLE. UNDERGROUND AND SURFACE RESOURCES
Official Master in Management and Restoration of the Natural Environment
  • 36000 DESCRIPTION AND EVALUATION OF ECOSYSTEMS

 

Environment and Earth Sciences Department


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