Course detail

Hydrology

FAST-BS002Acad. year: 2018/2019

Rainfall - runoff process in watershed and its factors, hydrologic losses, instruments and devices, meteorological measurement in river basin, water-level gauge and water discharge measurement, hydrological data processing, water courses and river network, maximum and minimum discharges, floating matters and sediments, ground water level and ground water runoff, water balance. Stochastic hydrology, theory of stochastic processes, probability and statistical methods used in hydrology. Real and artificial discharge series. Operative hydrology, simulation and prediction models of rainfall-runoff processes and river basin, modelling of river basin discharge during floods.

Department

Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students obtain knowledge from hydrology in the field of: water in nature and water circulation, overview of basic hydrological quantities, quantification of hydrological variables and their relationship, modeling of rainfall - runoff process, prediction of water gauge and flow.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of higher mathematics, physics, probability theory and statistics, basic knowledge of hydraulics.

Co-requisites

Basic knowledge of hydropedology, climatology, groundwater hydraulics, geology.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.Students pass the 13 basic lectures in classical and applied hydrology. In practice, students process according to entering some basic hydrological task using computers and software available. At the end of course test draw from the full range of lectures and pass the oral exam.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For a successful finishing of the subject, student has to:
♦ - presentations of selected topics from hydrology in seminars,
♦ - hand over his presentations,
♦ - pass the tests,
♦ - oral exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction, basic terms, river basin, rainfall-runoff process
2. Precipitation
3. Atmospheric humidity, evaporation
4. Geographical factors of a river basin
5. Water-level gauge and water discharge measurement
6. Statistical processing of hydrological data
7. Approximation of empirical distributions by theoretical distributions used in hydrology, regress models
8. Analysis of hydrological series, basic stochastic hydrology, artificial discharge series
9. Derivation of discharge series, determination of Qa, introduction to extreme discharges
10. Maximum and minimum discharges
11. Prediction of water-level gauge and discharges, basic types of models
12. Floating matters and sediments
13. Ground water, springs, ground water runoff.

Aims

Basic knowledge of water in nature and water circulation, overview of basic hydrological quantities, quantification of hydrological variables and their relationship, modeling of rainfall - runoff process, prediction of water gauge and flow, information on water bodies according to EU legislature.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 3. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction, basic terms, river basin, rainfall-runoff process
2. Precipitation
3. Atmospheric humidity, evaporation
4. Geographical factors of a river basin
5. Water-level gauge and water discharge measurement
6. Statistical processing of hydrological data
7. Approximation of empirical distributions by theoretical distributions used in hydrology, regress models
8. Analysis of hydrological series, basic stochastic hydrology, artificial discharge series
9. Derivation of discharge series, determination of Qa, introduction to extreme discharges
10. Maximum and minimum discharges
11. Prediction of water-level gauge and discharges, basic types of models
12. Floating matters and sediments
13. Ground water, springs, ground water runoff.

Exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Geographic properties of catchment
2. Average rainfall height in the catchment
3. Ombrogram evaluation
4. Determination of substitute rainfall intensity in a small catchment
5. Snow melting
6. Hydrometric pocket book evaluation
7. a 8. Analysis and statistical processing of the real flow serie
9. Synthetic flow series generating
10. Maximum flow determination from the measured data
11. Maximum flow determination in the last profile of a small basin
12. Minimum flow determination from the measured data
13. Check the reports and the credit