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Hydrologic Science and Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Fort Collins, CO 80523-1372 (970) 491-7621

CIVE322 Basic Hydrology


Instructor JORGE A. RAMREZ, PH.D. Professor Hydrologic Science and Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Department A222 Engineering Bldg. - (970) 491-7621 e-mail: Jorge.Ramirez@ColoState.edu Office Hours: MWF 10:00 AM 11:00 AM A222 Engineering Bldg.

Textbook 1- Introduction to Hydrology by Warren Viessman, Jr. and Gary L. Lewis. Crowell; Prentice Hall, Fifth Edition, 2003 Additional References 2- http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~ramirez/ce_old/classes/cive322-Ramirez/CIVE322-BasicHydrology.htm The following additional references will also be used throughout the course. They have been placed on reserve at the Morgan Library. 1- Hydrology, an Introduction to Hydrologic Science by Rafael L. Bras. Addison Wesley 2- Physical Hydrology by L. Dingman, Prentice Hall 3- Dynamic Hydrology by Peter S. Eagleson. McGraw Hill 4- Applied Hydrology by Ven Te Chow, David Maidment, and Larry W. Mays. McGraw Hill 5- Hydrologic Analysis and Design by R. H. McCuen. Prentice Hall 6- Hydrology and Flood Plain Analysis by Philip B. Bedient and Wayne C. Huber. Addison Wesley 7- Hydrology for Engineers by Ray Linsley, Max Kohler, and Joseph Paulhus. McGraw Hill 8- Class handouts. Additional suggested readings 1- Physical Climatology by William D Sellers. The University of Chicago Press 2- Hydraulics of Groundwater by Jacob Bear. McGraw Hill 3- Atmospheric Science, an Introductory Survey by John Wallace and Peter Hobbs. Academic Press

Homework Homework assignments will be posted weekly on the web page for the class. Homework assignments are due by the end of class every Friday. No late homework assignments will be accepted. Your solutions to homework problems should: a) include definition of the problem; b) show clearly the solution procedure; and c) present and highlight (i.e., in a box) the answers with appropriate units. You are encouraged to work with others; however, the work you turn in must be your own.

Course Evaluation Homework and other assignments 2 Midterm Exams @25% each Final Exam 25% 50% - Midterm exams are given in class. 25% - Final given during the scheduled final exam period

Course Prerequisites CIVE 300 or CBE 331 or WR 416; CIVE 202 or STAT 301 or STAT 315. Schedule Lecture MWF 8:00 PM - 8:50 PM Engineering 120

CIVE322 Basic Hydrology

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Topic Introduction. Introduction to Hydrologic Science. The Global Hydrologic Cycle Introduction. The Hydrologic Cycle. The Hydrologic Budget Equations. Principles of Hydrometeorology: The Earth Atmosphere System - Temperature, Pressure, and Hydrostatic Equation. Principles of Hydrometeorology: The Earth Atmosphere System - Water Vapor and its distribution. Precipitable Water. Precipitation: Formation, Types, Space-Time Variability, Distribution. Precipitation: Point Precipitation, Areal Precipitation: Thiessen Polygons and Isohyetal Methods. No class - Labor Day Precipitation: Estimation of Missing Data - Consistency analysis. Interception and Depression Storage Infiltration: Definition and Measurement. Infiltration: Horton Infiltration Model. Infiltration: Green-Ampt Infiltration Model. Infiltration: SCS Curve Number Infiltration Model. Evaporation and Transpiration: Water Budget. Evaporation and Transpiration: Energy Budget. Evaporation and Transpiration: Mass Transfer Techniques. Evaporation and Transpiration: Combination methods - Penman Equation. Evapotranspiration: The Penman-Monteith equation Midterm Exam Watershed Characteristics: The Catchment. Watershed Characteristics: The Drainage Network - Fluvial Geomorphology - Horton Ratios. Watershed Characteristics: Channel & Basin Gradients; Area-Elevation Relations. Streamflow Hydrographs: Shape, Components, Baseflow Separation. Streamflow Hydrographs: Temporal Characteristics. Unit Hydrographs: Theory, Definition and Empirical Derivation. Unit Hydrographs: S-Hydrograph. Unit Hydrographs: Instantaneous Unit Hydrographs. Synthetic Unit Hydrographs: Snyder Unit Hydrograph.

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Synthetic Unit Hydrographs: Nash Unit Hydrograph. Synthetic Unit Hydrographs: SCS Unit Hydrograph. Complex Unit Hydrographs and Instantaneous Unit Hydrographs. Hydrograph Routing: Reservoir Routing Hydrograph Routing: Reservoir Routing - Storage Indication Method. Midterm Exam Hydrograph Routing: Reservoir Routing - Storage Indication Method. Hydrograph Routing: Reservoir Routing - Storage Indication Method. Hydrograph Routing: River Routing - Muskingum Method. Hydrograph Routing: River Routing - Muskingum Method. Hydrograph Routing: River Routing - Muskingum Method. Fall Break - No class Fall Break - No class Fall Break - No class Probability and Statistics in Hydrology Probability and Statistics in Hydrology Probability and Statistics in Hydrology Flood Frequency Analysis Flood Frequency Analysis Course Review Final Exam

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