HYDROLOGY I

HYDROLOGY I

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Code
66098
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8715 Civil and Environmental Engineering (L-7) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course provides the basic knowledge of the hydrological processes at the spatial and temporal scales of the drainage basin. Special attention is paid to the optimal use of the water resource for civil, industrial and energetic applications and for the defense from hydrologic hazards.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the basic knowledge of the hydrological processes at the spatial and temporal scales of the drainage basin. Special attention is paid to the optimal use of the water resource for civil, industrial and energetic applications and for the defense from hydrologic hazards.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the essential knowledge of fundamental hydrological processes, with specific attention to precipitation, soil-atmosphere interface processes and the formation of surface runoff and flood waves in river basins. For each element, specific essential elements, measurement techniques and mathematical and numerical models that can be adopted for the description and the forecast are examined.

The acquired operational skills will allow the student to understand factors that determine the main hydrological processes at different spatial and temporal analysis scales, to design and conduct measurement campaigns of the main hydrological quantities, to process the observed or available data in ephemerides for projects of use and management of the water resource or for flood defence projects.

Teaching methods

Lectures 40 hrs, practical 16 hrs, seminars 4 hrs. Presentations used during teching hours are made available to the students at the beginning of the course through aulaweb.

Practical works on the main aspects of the program are evaluated as part of the final examination. The final examination consists in a discussion of practical works, integrated by oral questions. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The hydrological cycle. The hydrological balance. Energetic balance and fluxes. Rudiments of hydro-meteorology: soil atmosphere interaction. Rainfall analysis and prediction: rainfall recordings, depth duration curves, space and time distribution of design rainfall. Evaporation and transpiration. Infiltration and surface runoff: interception, surface retention, infiltration. Flood formation: internal description on the hillslopes and in the network; external description, linear and quasi-linear models, IUH, GIUH. Global models, elements of distributed modelling.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bras R.L.: Hydrology, Addison-Wesley, 1990.

Chow V.T.: Maidment DR & Mays, LW, Applied Hydrology, McGraw-Hill, 1988.

Dingman S.L.: Physical Hydrology, Prentice Hall, 2002.

Eagleson P.S.: Dynamic Hydrology, EGU, 2003.

Maidment D.R. (ed.): Handbook of Hydrology, McGraw-Hill, 1992.

Brutsaert W.: Hydrology: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Hornberger G.M. et al.: Elements of Physical Hydrology, JHU Press, 2014.

Musy A. et al.: Hydrology: A Science for Engineers, CRC Press, 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: To be agreed by email sent to giorgio.roth@unige.it

Exam Board

GIORGIO ROTH (President)

LUCA GIOVANNI LANZA (President)

MATTIA STAGNARO

ARIANNA CAUTERUCCIO

GIORGIO BONI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures 40 hrs, practical 16 hrs, seminars 4 hrs. Presentations used during teching hours are made available to the students at the beginning of the course through aulaweb.

Practical works on the main aspects of the program are evaluated as part of the final examination. The final examination consists in a discussion of practical works, integrated by oral questions. 

LESSONS START

See the School timetable

ORARI

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HYDROLOGY I

EXAMS

Exam description

Written and oral examination.

Assessment methods

La prova scritta consiste nella redazione, in corso d’anno, di una relazione, nella forma di consulenza tecnica, finalizzata all’analisi di un evento di pioggia intensa e dei suoi effetti al suolo alla scala di bacino idrografico. La relazione è personale e deve essere consegnata sette giorni prima della data fissata per la prova orale. La prova orale consiste nella presentazione e discussione, in tempi stabiliti, della relazione, integrata da due/tre domande inerenti gli argomenti trattati nelle lezioni frontali e nelle esercitazioni. Le domande sono principalmente finalizzate ad accertare le capacità operative acquisite dallo studente.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale