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GEOL 582 Hydrology
Fundamentals of surface water and groundwater, with emphasis on water supply and water quality. Current hydrologic problems are discussed, along with a variety of approaches to their solution. Topics include the hydrologic cycle, surface-water characteristics, the water balance, the concept of hydraulic head, surface-water and groundwater hydraulics, flow-net analysis, water quality, and economic and legal aspects of hydrology. Although this course does not have a scheduled laboratory period, lab demonstrations and a short field trip to nearby hydrologic features are included within the normal class schedule. This course provides a broad introduction to water resources, as well as the necessary background for more advanced hydrology courses.
Prerequisites: GrS; two semesters of physics, one semester of calculus.
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