Master’s studies

Syllabus for Runoff

Avrinning

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TV443
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2010-03-16
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2015-04-29
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2015
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits of which 90 credits in Technical or Natural Sciences including Meteorology, Hydrology, Environmental Measurement Techniques 15 credits and Soil Science 15 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Decisions and guidelines

After the completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • explain and analyse runoff generation from different surfaces
  • calculate runoff from natural areas and areas impacted by humans
  • perform statistical analyses of hydrological data
  • apply a runoff model
  • analyse a runoff models strengths and limitations

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give practical knowledge of estimations of runoff from natural catchments as from catchments under human impact.

Content

Theories of runoff formation. Methods for calculating runoff from natural catchments and paved surfaces. Dynamic-wave calculations. Statistical methods. Runoff modelling. Dimensioning the flows. Urban hydrology. Transport of pollutants in surface waters. Impact of human activities on runoff.

Instruction

Lectures, lessons and computer exercises.

Assessment

Written examination at the end of the course (4 credits) and exercises (1 credit).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2015