ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY

ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY

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Code
61673
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
4 credits during the 3nd year of 8763 Earth Sciences (L-34) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Earth Sciences)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Hydrology and meteorology represent two very important aspects in the Applied Geological Sciences. In particular, the proper assessment of the hydrological risk of a territory requires an adequate knowledge of the main processes occurring both in the atmosphere and within a hydrological basin and measuring techniques useful for monitoring the area in terms of precipitation and outflow.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquisition of the basics of meteorology, hydrology and technic hydrology focussing attention on the study of the atmospheric circulation and weather events, the measurement of precipitation, the statistical analysis of hydrological variables, the hydrological balance, the measurement of the flow rate and the propagaton of floods. The course will be completed with practical exercises aimed teaching of the main operational techniques for analysing and processing hydrological data

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course focuses on the following aspects:
• knowledge of the main phenomena occurring in the atmosphere with particular regard to the formation of precipitation
• knowledge of the main measurement techniques for the assessment and monitoring of precipitation
• definition of the main characteristics of a hydrological basin
• knowledge of the main processes occurring within the basin during the transformation of the outlet into the outflow
• knowledge of the main techniques for correct assessment of hydraulic risk

At the end of the course the student will have to know the main theoretical aspects related to meteorology and hydrology, to be able to describe at a theoretical level the main phenomena affecting the water cycle and to know the most suitable methods and instruments to be used in the analysis

Teaching methods

classroom-taught lesson

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • The atmosphere (composition, thermal balance, radiation measurement, vertical temperature distribution, air circulation)
  • Precipitation (formation, classification, measurement,  extreme events)
  • Hydrographic basin (identification, classification, morphometric characteristics, coefficients of form, time of overflow, description of river geomorphology)
  • Hydrologic Balance (inflow, basin loss, surface outflow, evaporation, evaporimeters, evapotranspiration, methods of measurement evapotranspiration, interception, infiltration: theoretical models and measurement methods)
  • Surface outflows (flow and flow measurements, hydrometers and hydrometrographs, speed measurements in watercourses, flow rate calculations, flow rates, baseline analysis of hydrometric observations, analysis of the hydrographic program and full hydrography, Flow rate)
  • The Propagation of overflow (translation and lamination, mathematical models: De Saint Venant equation)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Notes distributed throughout the course

“Idrologia: il ciclo dell’acqua e i suoi effetti” di Mauro Greppi (Ed: Hoepli)
“Idrologia Tecnica” di Ugo Moisello (Ed: La Goliardica Pavese s.r.l.)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students are received by appointment, agreed by telephone or mail.

Exam Board

GABRIELE FERRETTI (President)

MASSIMO VERDOYA

DANIELE SPALLAROSSA

SIMONE BARANI

MARCO CAPELLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

classroom-taught lesson

LESSONS START

October

ORARI

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ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

oral examination (Oral interview)

Assessment methods

The oral exam will verify the level of knowledge of the topics covered during the course through open questions. The assessment will be carried out on the basis of the knowledge gained, the quality of the exposure, the correct use of the specialized lexicon and the critical reasoning capacity

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
20/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
01/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Optional attendance