May 25, 2020  
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATM 4040 - Physical Hydrology


This course introduces hydrology with application to the atmosphere and upper one meter of the terrestrial surface. The instruction covers such topics as hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evapotranspiration, soil moisture transfer, surface runoff, flood prediction and mitigation, flash flooding, terrain influence on water flow, drainage basins, and natural and anthropogenic changes to hydrologic cycle. The instruction includes the study of computer models of soil moisture and canopy energy transfer to demonstrate air-soil moisture interactions.

Prerequisites & Notes
The prerequisite is ATM 2020. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every even-numbered spring.

Credits: 3



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