Hydrology


IWRM W4120 Hydrology
Exam Code 4120
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Summer
Module Coordination Prof. Jackson Roehrig
Lecturers Prof. Jackson Roehrig
Workload (h) 45 Attendance 105 Self-Study
Prerequisites This module requires basic knowledge in GIS and statistics. The material for self-learning will be providedGIS requirements using ArcGIS:

  • create, open, and save projects
  • create, edit, analyze and present features (shapefiles)
  • perform basic raster analysis
  • use scripts for geo-processing

Statistics requirements:

  • Probability and distributions
  • Descriptive statistics

Using scripts for statistics analysis

Intended Learning Outcome
Content Water balance at watershed scaleSurface hydrology

  • Fundamental hydraulic and hydrological principles
  • Hydrometry
  • Frequency analysis of hydrological time-series
  • Interception
  • Evapotranspiration (ET)
  • Infiltration
  • Baseflow
  • Runoff
  • Hydrographs
  • Flow routing

Groundwater hydrology (hydrogeology)

  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Darcy law and groundwater balance equation
  • Pumping tests
  • Hydrogeological modeling

Sediment transport

  • Sediment monitoring
  • Transport of cohesive sediment
  • Transport of non-cohesive sediment
Teaching Method Lectures, Self-study, group discussions, presentations to class, Exercises on each topic, presentation and discussion in class, Excursion,
Assesment Method Written Examination (50%), Report (50%)
Recommended Reading
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