Thesis topic proposal
Shallow geological, geomorphological and environmental mapping using GIS-based and geophysical techniques


Institute: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
earth sciences
Doctoral School of Earth Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Gábor Kovács
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Dept. of Geography, ELTE BDPK, City of Szombathely
Abbreviation of location of studies: ELTE

Description of the research topic:

Shallow geological, geomorphological and environmental mapping developed parallel with GIS and geophysical techniques. Traditional drilling-based, field observation and mapping methods can be performed more efficiently and more precisely using the modern measurement methods. Information gathered by sparse sampling can be accurately expanded using geomorphometric analyses of an elevation model, processed remote sensing products and geophysic mapping. Hereby, quality of bounding landuse, geomorphic or geologic units can be enhanced and quantitative properties of the units can be defined. The study area and the used methodology can be chosen by the fellow, but basically tectonic geomorphology, fluvial morphology, temporal landuse changes and soil mapping are supported.

Required language skills: English
Further requirements: 
Using essential tools in GIS software. Basic knowledge of geomorphology, shallow soft sediment geology and/or tectonic geomorphology.

Number of students who can be accepted: 2

Deadline for application: 2023-05-31

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