Hydrological cycle, water balance. Rainfall, rainfall extremes, Gumbel distribution. Rainfall interception. The watershed, time of concentration. Soil-water potential, infiltration, water flow in soil, surface runoff and runoff processes (CN method); Stream-flow hydrograph and peak discharges. Evapotraspiration. Hydrogeology. Land reclamation general uotlines. Snow hydrology.
R. Lee, Forest hydrology, Columbia Univ. Press., New York.
Moodle e-learning platform, University of Florence: educational material of lectures prepared by P. Trucchi
Knowledge acquired: Water cycle, hydrological processes, hydraulics, soil hydrology and techniques for water controll and management.
Competence acquired: see the above point
Skills acquired (at the end of the course): How to calculate runoff, peak rainfall statistical parameters, snow melting, interception, crop and forest water uptake, hydrological soil characteristics. Systems for water mamagement and regulation.
Courses recommended: Mathematics
Total hours of the course (including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations, etc): 225
Hours reserved to private study and other indivual formative activities: 153
Contact hours for: Lectures (hours): 72
Contact hours for: Laboratory-field/practice (hours): 22
Frequency of lectures is not compulsory but strongly recommended. Written exercises are given to the students during the course.
Type of Assessment
Hydrological cycle, Water balance. Precipitation, Rainfall extremes, Gumbel distribution. Rainfall interception. Watershed and its characteristics, time of concentration. Soil-water relationships, infiltration, surface runoff and runoff processes (CN-USSCS method); Stream flow hydrograph and peak discharges. Evapotranspiration. Crop water requirements and consumptions. Water pumping. Hydrogeology and wells. Land reclamation general outlines. Snow hydrology, snow metamorphism.