- 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.