Course Title : Hydrology

Code 10A216
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Tue 2nd
Location C1-117
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Yasuto TACHIKAWA, Yutaka ICHIKAWA and Kazuaki YOROZU

Course Description

Physical mechanisms of the hydrologic cycle are described from the engineering viewpoint. The rainfall-runoff modeling and its prediction method are emphasized. Physical hydrological processes explored are surface flow, saturated-unsaturated subsurface flow, streamflow routing, and evapotranspiration. Physical mechanism of each hydrological process and its numerical modeling method are explained. The basic equations and numerical simulation methods are provided. Then, detail of distributed hydrological modeling is explained through exercise.

Grading

Examination and report

Course Goals

The goals of the class are to understand the physical mechanism of hydrological processes, their basic equations, and numerical simulation methods.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 The hydrologic cycle and the hydrological processes are explained.
Surfaceflow 2 The physical process of the surface flow and its numerical modeling method are described. The basic equations of the surface flow and the numerical simulation methods are explained.
Streamflow routing 2 The physical process of the streamflow routing and its numerical modeling method are described. The basic equations of the streamflow routing and the numerical simulation methods are explained.
Channel network and watershed modeling 1 Numerical representations of channel networks and catchments are explained.
Distributed hydrological model 5 A physically-based distributed hydrological model is described, which is constructed with numerical representations of channel networks and catchments.
Climate change and hydrologic cycle 1 Data analysis of the latest GCM simulation is presented and the impact of climate change on the hydrologic cycle is discussed.
Evapotranspiration 2 The physical process of the evapotranspiration and its numerical modeling method are described. The basic equations of the evapotranspiration and the numerical simulation methods are explained.
Feedback of study achievement 1 Feedback of study achievement is conducted.

Textbook

Handouts are distributed at each class.

Textbook(supplemental)

Prerequisite(s)

Basic knowledge of hydraulics and hydrology

Independent Study Outside of Class

Read the textbook and/or related documents in advance and work on assignments to improve understanding of the lecture contents.

Web Sites

http://hywr.kuciv.kyoto-u.ac.jp/lecture/lecture.html

Additional Information

This course is open in English every other year. In 2016, the course will be open.