Module Identifier | GG31710 | ||

Module Title | HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES AND MODELLING | ||

Academic Year | 2000/2001 | ||

Co-ordinator | Dr Tony Jones | ||

Semester | Semester 1 | ||

Course delivery | Lecture | 20 Hours 10 x 2 hours | |

Practicals / Field Days | 1/2 day | ||

Assessment | Exam | 2 Hours Unseen written exam. Answer two questions from four in two hours. | 100% |

Supplementary examination | Same format - unseen written exam. Answer two questions from four in two hours. | 100% |

**Module Outline (Lecture Themes)**

The course concentrates on the land-based components of the hydrological cycle. Emphasis is placed on the role of process theory in the development of effective and transferable models to predict streamflow response.

1. Hydrological theory, overland flow and drainage networks (2 lectures)

2. Evaporation and interception

3. Infiltration and soil moisture

4. Groundwater

5. Diffuse throughflow

6. Macropores, pipeflow and contributing areas (2 lectures)

7. Snowmelt processes

8. Modelling (3 lectures)

9. Field trip to Institute of Hydrology

**Module Aims**

The module aims to impart a working knowledge of hydrological theory and techniques. The course concentrates on the land-based components of the hydrological cycle. Emphasis is placed on the role of process theory in the development of effective and transferable models to predict streamflow response.

**Module objectives / Learning outcomes**

On completion of this module, students will

- have a working knowledge of hydrological theory and techniques

- have developed an appreciation of the problems of measurement and modelling

**Reading Lists**

**Books**
**** Recommended Text**

Anderson, M.G., and Burt T.P. (eds). (1990)
*Process studies in hillslope Hydrology*. Wiley ISBN 0-471-92714-7

Jones, J.A.A.. (1999)
*Global Hydrology*. Reprint. Addison Wesley Longman ISBN 0-582-09861-0

Kirby, M.J. (ed.). (1978)
*Hillslope Hydrology*. Wiley ISBN 0-471-99510-X

Shaw, E.M.. (1988)
*Hydrology in Practice*. Von Nostrand ISBN 0-278-00061-4

Ward, R.C., and Robinson, M.. (2000)
*Principles of Hydrology*. 4th. McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-709502-2