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ESCI 28000 - Hydrology

Course Credit: 1.25
Hydrology Hydrology is the geological and environmental science that examines how water cycles through various Earth systems, including atmospheric water vapor, river discharge, seasonal snowpack, and groundwater. Students will perform quantitative analysis of real hydrological data and apply physical principles in hydrology to problems in water resources. Topics covered include the calculation of river discharge and flood frequency, watershed analysis, groundwater recharge, western US water laws, and the impacts of climate change on water resources. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisite(s): 1 100-level ESCI (or GEOL) course; ESCI-28000L [MNS, Q]