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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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,004.75|
- 54 GEOG points
- GEOG 288
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- A foundation earth science paper is also acceptable
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- Teaching staff
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- 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 are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research.
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- 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