EESC 3600 Hydrogeology of Water Resources

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 23.1.
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2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory and fieldwork; 3 credits

The global hydrologic cycle and its interrelations with climates, soils, and vegetation. Physical properties of surface and groundwater flow. Hydrologic analysis of surface water and groundwater resource management, groundwater geology. Major waste resource quantity and quality issues in the United States. Numerical calculations and problems will be emphasized. Discussion of case studies that describe different types of hydrologic systems and the development and management of groundwater resources. Supervised fieldwork in determining the extent of groundwater contamination.

Prerequisite: Earth and Environmental Sciences 1101 or 1201.

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