Advanced Hydrology and Modelling (LWSC3007)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study is designed to allow students to examine advanced hydrological modeling focusing on catchment level responses and uncertainty. Students will learn how to develop their own simulation model of catchment hydrological processes in R and using SWAT and review the possibilities and impossibilities of using simulation models for catchment management. Students will further investigate landuse change impacts and climate change impacts the variability in hydrological responses. At the end of this unit, students will be able to calibrate and evaluate a catchment model, articulate advantages and disadvantages of using simulation models for catchment management, justify the choice of a simulation model for a particular catchment management problem, identify issues in relation to uncertainty in water quality and quantity The students will gain research and inquiry skills through research based assignments, information literacy and communication skills through laboratory reports and a presentation and personal and intellectual autonomy through working in groups.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)
- Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science
- Bachelor of Medical Science
- Bachelor of Psychology
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws
Further unit of study information
2 hr lectures/wk, 3 hr practical/wk
4 x Practical assessments and reports (50%), take-home exam (50%)
Textbooks (Recommended reading)
Beven, K.J. Rainfall-Runoff modeling, The Primer, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, 2001
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.