Period: Second semester

Aim of the course: 

- describe various hydrologic processes and the interrelationships among them;
- describe methods of analysis of components of the hydrologic cycle;
- develop analytical tools to address hydrologic problems and problem-solving skills to such a degree that recognizes the key steps involved;
- relate to different measurement and modeling techniques for hydrologic variables and understand the inherent variability and uncertainty in those parameters.

Course units contents:

This course deals with surface water hydrology, and in particular with hydrologic processes (3.0 CFU), analysis (2.0 CFU), and design (1.0 CFU):
1) Introduction. Hydrologic cycle. Hydrologic processes. 2) Precipitation. Evaporation and plant transpiration.
Infiltration and soil processes. Rainfall excess. 3) Surface hydrology: runoff and streamflow. Open channel flow. Hydrologic response and IUH. 4) Subsurface hydrology. 5) Probability and statistics in hydrology. Return Period. Frequency analysis, risk assess­ment in hydro­log­ic design. 6) Subsurface hydrology: saturated flow. Porous formations. Well hydraulics. 7) Floods: hydrologic and hydraulic design.

Based cal­cu­la­tions with­in var­i­ous hydro­log­ic pro­ce­dures as required for address­ing sur­face water hydrol­o­gy issues will also be covered.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

- Lectures on theoretical issues and their practical applications.
- Use of software for the analysis of hydrologic problems.
- In-depth study of the topics addressed during theoretical lectures through application examples, which are then collected in an "exercise book".

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