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The definition and scope of hydrology
The hydrologic cycle
Global and regional water balances
Precipitation – regional variations, mechanisms, measurement
Snow and ice
Run off – stream flow, basins, watershed models
Surface water storage
Inventory of Canadian water resources
Water quality, water management
Lectures, in class and in the field, will constitute the main method of presentation, with class projects and class and field laboratory assignments incorporated.
Films and slides will be used where appropriate.
Readings will be assigned to supplement the text book and the lectures.
An “open lab period” will be scheduled as needed.
Research project involving field work and lab analysis 20%
Lab exercises 40%
Final examination 25%
By the end of the course the student will
- have become familiar with the hydrologic cycle and the variety of processes involved within it.
- be able to describe and to use maps and air photographs to identify and illustrate the variety of landforms involved in the terrestrial stage of the cycle.
- be able to utilize, through lab and field work, the routine methods for measuring hydrologic flow and storage.
- have used, through map and field work, some methods of analyzing hydrological data.
- be aware of the extent of Canada’s water resources and aspects of their management.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Ward, R.C. Principles of Hydrology, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, London, 1975.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU GEOG 1XX (3), Physical A||2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOG 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GEOG 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO GEOG 205 (3)||2005/05/01 to 2008/12/31|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV GEOB 2nd (3), Precludes credit for UBCV GEOB 305 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC GEOG 310 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GEOG 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC GEOG 2XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU GEOG 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31|