EaES 475

Hydrology/Hydrogeology

Instructor: Doran
Components: lectures, labs, field trips, paper, seminar
Prerequisite: EaES 101 and Math 181, or consent of the instructor
Timing: springl semester
Frequency: every year
Credits: 4 credit hours

This course provides an overview of water on the planet and its interaction with geologic materials.

The first part of the course describes surface water processes, including precipitation, evaporation, snow hydrology, and runoff processes.

 

The second part of the course follows water as it moves to the subsurface as soil water and ground water. Lecture topics include properties of aquifers, principals of groundwater flow, regional groundwater flow, wells, basin development, and water quality management.

 

Each student writes a term paper on a relevant topic and presents an oral seminar on the same topic.