ESCI 5331: Hydrologic Modeling

3 Credits

Models are indispensable tools in hydrology that come in many shapes, forms, and sizes. The hydrological knowledge and computational skills needed for each can thus greatly vary. Students will be introduced to different hydrologic modeling approaches through hands-on examples (running simulations) and through “looking under the hood” (exposure to numerical methods and coding techniques). The goal is not to become an expert in every type of hydrological model, but it is to gain familiarity with the range of models in the hydrologic toolkit and how they work; be equipped to choose, implement, and interpret models effectively; and know how to critically assess model assumptions, sensitivities, and limitations. Students will learn common techniques for generating and calibrating model inputs, compiling and/or executing models, and plotting results. Prerequisites: Introductory level hydrology / hydrogeology, Calculus, Some previous exposure to Matlab or Python (or another programming language). Students without these prerequisites may contact the instructor to seek consent to register.

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