Introduction to Physical Hydrology
College of Science and Engineering
Basic physical oceanography, elementary principles of hydrodynamics with applications to surface and groundwater hydrology. Lab.
Goals and Diversity
MN Goal Course
MN Goal Designation(s)
Utilize Excel to compile data, use appropriate functions, and develop figures for analysis.
Integrate streamflow and precipitation data to interpret flow patterns between multiple water years.
Develop a watershed boundary and identify drainage paths using the principles of delineation coupled with contour maps and mapping software.
Employ the continuity principle in basic flow calculations.
Utilize physical models of surface and groundwater to observe, describe, and predict hydrological processes.
Observe and describe quantitatively/qualitatively hydrologic features seen around campus and throughout the community.
Construct a potentiometric surface map and utilize the map to identify flow paths and connections between groundwater and surface water.
Perform a sieve analysis on soil samples and use the results to construct grain size distributions and calculate specific surface area.
Analyze in situ and remote sensing data of oceans to identify characteristics of ocean tides and currents.
Collect data in a laboratory or field setting, perform data analysis, and write formal reports.