GEOS 430 Hydrogeology
Many of Earth's surface environments are governed by the interaction of water with earth materials. This course introduces students to the nature of these interactions, utilizing qualitative, quantitative, physical, and chemical perspectives.
less than 15
Integrated lecture and lab
Private four-year institution, primarily undergraduate
This is an upper-level undergraduate course for Geology and Environmental Science majors, and Geology and Environmental Geology minors. The prerequisites are an introductory course (Physical or Environmental Geology) and my mid-level Geochemistry course.
Alongside exploration of surface and groundwater fundamentals, we discuss current water-related issues, from transport and contamination to supply and treatment. Laboratory exercises include field mapping and sampling, laboratory analysis, and GIS mapping and modeling.
-to provide students with an understanding of water and flow through and across the Earth
-to enable students to interpret the geologic forms and records of water in terms of integrated hydrologic systems
-to emphasize the importance of water in global peace and sustainability, and of hydrologic science in geologic problem-solving
References and Notes:
Brutsaert, W. (2005). Hydrology: An Introduction. & Leopold L.B. (2006). A View of the River.