GEOG 485-Hydrology


The course is designed to highlight some phenomena and conservation measures necessary for the planning, design and operational phases of water management. The outline includes rudiments of hydrology and hydrological measurements, intensity and frequency of precipitation at a given point, estimating evaporation and evapo-transporation from water surfaces and oils, infiltration: soil moisture, laws governing infiltration, groundwater, types of aquifer, inter-relationship between groundwater and surface water, surface runoff: elementary hydrograph, types of runoff, depth/area/duration relationships, probable maximum precipitation and applications to water management.