F&ES 732a

Hydrology and Riverine Geomorphology

2017-2018
Credits: 3 Fall 2017: Th, 2:30-5:20, Sage 24
 

 

This course is designed to build a general understanding of the physical processes that control river channel formation including; climatology, erosion and sedimentation. the implications with respect to fluvial (river) geomorphology. The course examines the classic themes in precipitation, stream flow, statistical hydrology, river hydraulics, sediment transport and storage, riverine habitat and riparian vegetation, fluvial geomorphology and stream rehabilitation. This course is designed to provide students with a mix of classroom theory, dataset management and field experience. In addition, this course will provide students a global perspective on the interrelationship between the hydrologic processes and natural resources management.

Background in ecology or forestry is useful but not indispensable. Yale undergraduate students can take it with permission of the instructor.
Limited to 8 (2nd year F&ES students)