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GEO 376S and 382S:             Physical Hydrology

Instructor for Fall 2011: Bayani Cardenas

Teaching Assistant: John Nowinski


Course Syllabus for 376S
Course Syllabus for 382S

Physical Hydrology covers the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the major physical hydrologic processes including precipitation, snow and snowmelt, infiltration, soil moisture, groundwater flow, evapotranspiration, and runoff. Prerequisite: Geological Sciences 346C or Mathematics 408D with a grade of at least C.

Textbook: Physical Hydrology (2008, 2nd ed) by S. L. Dingman
click here for the errata of the textbook



Tentative Schedule

Week Topic
Lecture 1 (available on-line)
8/25 Introduction to Hydrology, Climate
Lecture 2 (available on-line)
8/29 - 9/2 Climate, Rainfall Processes
9/5 - 9/9 Rainfall Processes and Measurement
Lecture 3 (available on-line)
9/12 - 9/16 Snow and Snowmelt
Lecture 4 (available on-line)
9/22 Deadline for choosing term paper topic
Term Project Topics and Guidelines for 376S
Term Project Topics and Guidelines for 382S
9/19 - 9/23 Unsaturated Zone and Infiltration Processes
9/26 - 9/30 Unsaturated Zone and Infiltration Processes
Lecture 5 (not yet available on-line)
10/3 - 10/7 Evaporation and Transpiration
10/10 - 10/14 Evaporation and Transpiration
10/18 First Exam
Lecture 6 (not yet available on-line)
10/17 - 10/21 Runoff Processes and Streamflow

10/24 - 10/28

Watershed and Stream Network Properties
11/3 Outlines for Project Due
10/31 - 11/4 Flood Routing and Streamflow Analysis
Lecture 7 (not yet available on-line)
11/7 - 11/11 Groundwater Hydraulics
11/14 - 11/18 Groundwater Hydraulics
11/22 Second Exam
11/28-12/2 Term project presentations
12/2 Term Project Reports Due (5 pm)

Other important dates:
       9/5: Labor Day Holiday

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