Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science A1N,
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits of which 90 credits in Technical or Natural Sciences including Meteorology, Hydrology, Environmental Measurement Techniques 15 credits and Soil Science 15 credits. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
The aim of the course is to give practical knowledge of estimations of runoff from natural catchments as from catchments under human impact.
On 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
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.
Lectures, lessons and computer exercises.
Written examination at the end of the course (4 credits) and exercises (1 credit).
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.