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GEOG394 Rivers and Runoff

Precipitation, runoff and floods; a project and laboratories as required.

This paper forms an introduction to the hydrological cycle and the hydrology of rivers. The focus is on the development of practical skills for river discharge measurement.
This course should appeal to people seeking a career in water resource management.

Paper title Rivers and Runoff
Paper code GEOG394
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
54 GEOG points
Restriction
GEOG 288
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Teaching Arrangements
The laboratory programme is the heart of this course. The laboratories are designed to introduce and develop the skills required to undertake discharge gauging of rivers and the processing of discharge data.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Eligibility
A foundation earth science paper is also acceptable
Contact
geography.otago.ac.nz
Paper Structure
The lecture programme includes the properties of water, atmospheric processes, precipitation measurement, evaporation and transpiration, river behaviour, discharge measurement, and practical applications of hydrological understanding.
The laboratory programme will include measurement of flow and discharge in the field using a variety of statistical techniques in hydrology.
Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator and lecturer: Dr Shelley MacDonell
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the paper students should Acquire an understanding of the hydrological cycle
  • Understand the physics behind different field techniques
  • Learn how to measure streamflow and decide which method is suitable for different conditions
  • Apply theoretical understanding to real scenarios
  • Course outline

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    Timetable

    Not offered in 2017, expected to be offered in 2019

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Precipitation, runoff and floods; a project and laboratories as required.

    This paper forms an introduction to the hydrological cycle and the hydrology of rivers. The focus is on the development of practical skills for river discharge measurement.
    This course should appeal to people seeking a career in water resource management.

    Paper title Rivers and Runoff
    Paper code GEOG394
    Subject Geography
    EFTS 0.1500
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
    Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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    Prerequisite
    54 GEOG points
    Restriction
    GEOG 288
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music, Science
    Eligibility
    A foundation earth science paper is also acceptable
    Contact
    geography.otago.ac.nz
    Teaching staff
    Course Coordinator: To be advised
    Paper Structure
    The lecture programme includes the properties of water, atmospheric processes, precipitation measurement, evaporation and transpiration, river behaviour, discharge measurement, and practical applications of hydrological understanding.
    The laboratory programme will include measurement of flow and discharge in the field using a variety of statistical techniques in hydrology.
    Teaching Arrangements
    The laboratory programme is the heart of this course. The laboratories are designed to introduce and develop the skills required to undertake discharge gauging of rivers and the processing of discharge data.
    Textbooks
    Text books are not required for this paper.
    Course outline
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of the paper students should:
    • Acquire an understanding of the hydrological cycle
    • Understand the physics behind different field techniques
    • Learn how to measure streamflow and decide which method is suitable for different conditions
    • Apply theoretical understanding to real scenarios

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    Timetable

    Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard