F&ES 732a / 2017-2018

Hydrology and Riverine Geomorphology

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.