[Earth and Planetary Sciences/ESE 162. Hydrology]

This course provides an introduction to the global hydrologic cycle and relevant terrestrial and atmospheric processes. It covers the concepts of water and energy balance; atmospheric radiation, composition and circulation; precipitation formation; evaporation; vegetation transpiration; infiltration, storm runoff, and flood processes; groundwater flow and unsaturated zone processes; and snow processes.

Note: Course includes a weekly 1.5 hour lab session or section for discussion of assigned problems. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Geology, Geophysics, and Planetary Science. EPS 162 is also offered as ESE 162. Students may not take both for credit. Likely to be offered in Fall 2020. 




Course ID: 

108750; 137573

Subject Area: 

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Environmental Science and Engineering

Research Areas: 

  • [Course titles in brackets] indicate that the course is not scheduled to be taught during the 2019-2020 academic year, but may be offered in an alternate year.
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