Syllabus for Groundwater and Runoff Modelling
Grundvatten- och avrinningsmodellering
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 15 credits
- Course code: 1HY000
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science A1N
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2012-03-08
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2012
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.
After the 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, computer exercises, project work and project report.
Course assessment includes two exams, one for groundwater (6 credits) and one for runoff (4 credits), along with obligatory activities (5 credits) such as written reports.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2013)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2012)
Applies from: Autumn 2012
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