Syllabus for Groundwater and Runoff Modelling
Grundvatten- och avrinningsmodellering
- 15 credits
- Course code: 1HY000
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science A1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2012-03-08
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2019
120 credits with at least 90 credits in Earth Sciences and 15 credits in Mathematics, or 90 credits in Physics.
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
- This course has been discontinued.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- classify and understand different types of models in hydrology
- use hydrological models for flood forecasting, water resources assessment, impact assessment of climate change and land-used change
- evaluate hydrological models with respect to their applications on gauged and ungauged basins and on stationary/non-stationary climatic conditions
- apply commonly occurring parts/equations of which a groundwater or runoff model is constructed and thus understand how the model can and cannot be used
- evaluate groundwater resources using pumping data.
- estimate non-reactive and reactive contaminant spreading in groundwater
- apply models to geologically heterogeneous systems by means of geostatistical approaches and the estimation of uncertainties
Mathematical description of basic processes: precipitation, evaporation, snow-melt, runoff, soil-water dynamics and groundwater recharge. Calibration, parameter optimisation, validation of run-off and groundwater models and their inherent uncertainty. Reservoir theory. Applications of HBV and Wasmod models.
Aquifers, land subsidence and groundwater resource evaluation. Estimation of transmissivity and storativity by Theis and Jacobs methods. Contaminant (non-reactive and reactive solutes) transport in groundwater. Modelling of contaminant transport in groundwater. Parameter estimation and geostatistical/stochastic approach to groundwater modelling. Special topics in groundwater modelling. Exercise with MODFLOW and GMS packages.
Lectures, field work, computer exercises, project work.
Course assessment consists of two written exams, one for groundwater ( 7 credits) and one for runoff ( 3 credits), along with approved project work and written and oral presentation of reports (5 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2013)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2012)
Applies from: Autumn 2019
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Domenico, Patrick A.;
Schwartz, Franklin W.
Physical and chemical hydrogeology
2. ed.: New York: Wiley, cop. 1998
Introduction to hydrological models
Department of Geoscience, University of Oslo, 2010
Fetter, Charles Willard
3. ed.: Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, cop. 1994
Isaaks, Edward H.;
Srivastava, R. Mohan.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989