E-PSCI 162. Hydrology

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Kaighin McColl
  • Term: Fall
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences | Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Course ID: 108750
  • Subject Area: Environmental Science and Engineering

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. E-PSCI 162 is also offered as ESE 162. Students may not take both for credit.