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Course content

GEO4320 is a course on hydrological modelling at Master’s level. It is designed to emphasize hydrological concepts while providing useful skills for using well-know hydrological models in simulating hydrological processes. The course is divided into two parts: Part I deals with surface water modelling and part II deals with groundwater modelling, as well as the inactions between surface water and groundwater modelling.

Learning outcome

Knowledge
You will learn how to:

  • classify and evaluate hydrological (both surface water and groundwater) models
  • process and prepare data files for different models
  • solve groundwater flow equations analytically and numerically
  • use well-known models (e.g. HBV, WASMOD, MODFLOW, etc) in water resources assessment, in impact estimation of climate change and land-use change, and in solving groundwater related problems
  • interpret, analyse and understand the model outputs

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor courses in basic mathematics, statistics and hydrology/meteorology/climatology/physical geography and
GEO4310 - Stochastic methods in hydrology.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with GEO9320 - Hydrological modelling

Teaching

Lectures and computer work.

Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: studieinfo@geo.uio.no

Examination

Three assignments (application of models) are examined and count 50% together. A written exam (basic questions) at the end of the course counts 50%.

The questions for the written exam will only be in english.

Language of examination

In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must do so in Studentweb at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

This course was periodic evaluated in autumn 2013 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

English