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EWP 211

Undergraduate Programmes - Environmental and Water Science Programme

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Earth Sciences

Module Topic

Physical Hydrology and Soil Science

Generic Module Name

Environmental and Water Science 211

Alpha-numeric Code

EWP211

Credit Value

20

Duration

S

Proposed semester/term

First Semester

Programmes in which the module will be offered

BSc Environmental and Water Science

Level

6

Main Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

  •  Explain the main hydrological processes; precipitation, interception, evaporation, runoff and infiltration, and factors which influence these processes
  • Eastimate arial rainfall from point measurements
  • Recognize the influence of human activities on catchment hydrology
  • Identify the physical characteristics of a soil
  •  Explain the mineralogy and chemistry of soils in general and clay minerals in particular
  •  Illustrate how a soil’s physical characteristics affect its susceptibility to erosion
  •  Demonstrate their ability to apply the various techniques of physical soil analyses
  •  Interpret their analytical results and to present these through oral and written reports

Main Content

  •  Hydrologic cycle, and drainage basin characteristics
  •  Rainfall characteristics, their measurement and estimation
  •  Evaporation processes and their measurement
  •  Interception and Runoff formation and their analyses
  •  The influence of human activities on catchment hydrology
  •  General fluvial geomorphology, river health monitoring and river rehabilitation
  •  The physical characteristics of soils and soil water
  •  Soil mineralogy and chemistry
  •  Analytical Soil Techniques

Pre-requisite modules

ENV131, ENV132, EWP131 and EWP132

Co-requisite modules

None

Prohibited module Combination

None

A.Breakdown of Learning Time  

Hours

B. Time-table  Requirement per week

Contact with lecturer / tutor:

42

Lectures p.w.

3 (3 hours)

Assignments & tasks:

30

Practicals p.w.

2 (3 hours)

Practicals:

84

Tutorials p.w.

0

Tests & examinations:

7

Selfstudy

37

Other: Please specify

0

Total Learning Time

200

Methods of Student Assessment

(CFA)

Continuous assessment: 50% - Final Assessment: 50%

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