GGR315H5 Physical Hydrology

GGR201 Course Desciption

Course Description

This course centres on the advanced treatment of the physical principles involved in the occurrence and movement of water on and beneath the Earth's surface. Watershed-scale hydrologic systems are investigated, along with basic principles of fluid mechanics. Open channel hydraulics, soil water and groundwater processes are investigated. The importance of understanding water movement in the environment by exploring the relationship of hydrology to other environmental sciences is stressed. This course fulfills two field days.

Credits: Science, Experiential Learning

Lecture hours: 24

Practicum hours: 36

Exclusion: none

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits including GGR214H5 or GGR217H5

Core Skills Developed

  • hydrology
  • field work
  • critical data analysis and interpretation
  • scientific communication