1.070J Introduction to Hydrology
Introduction to the global water and energy cycles and the Earth system, including the atmosphere, oceans, land, and biosphere. Fundamentals of hydrologic science and its applications. Covers bases for the characterization of hydrologic processes such as precipitation, evaporation, transpiration by vegetation, infiltration, and storm runoff. Understanding and modeling of groundwater flow, hydraulics of wells, and subsurface transport of pollutants. Probabilistic analysis and risk estimation for hydrologic variables.
1.070J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Entekhabi.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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