EARTH331-19B (HAM)

Hydrology

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper introduces the principles and processes of the hydrological cycle, with an emphasis on both water resource and hazard aspects. There is some focus on groundwater modelling for resource studies. Surface water applications include hydro power evaluations, landuse modification of catchment water budgets, industry impacts on river water, and design against extreme floods and droughts. Guest lecturers will provide case studies of water resource management in industry and regional councils. There will be a one-day field trip to the Tongariro power scheme as an example of a water-gathering hydro power system.


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Paper Structure

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There will normally be 2 lectures per week and a 2-hour practical session. An overview is provided in the course programme at the end of this document.The practicals are an important component of the paper, and students should complete all of these. Some lecture sessions will consist of interactive tutorial sessions, working though simple practicals. These practicals are completed in lecture times and do not contribute to course marks, but the material may be included in the tests.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Give a quantitative description of river flow response to concurrent changes in climate and catchment land use.
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  • Develop simple hydrological models from first principles, capable of running in a spreadsheet environment.
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  • Interpret minimal spatial water quality data and, given geological information, identify point sources of groundwater contamination.
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  • Apply groundwater models to evaluate the impact of future well field developments.
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  • Construct a clear and well-structured report from hydrological observations.
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  • Evaluate the potential for hydro power development in a complex river system.
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  • Construct magnitude-return period diagrams for flood risk evaluation.
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Assessment

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There are no compulsory items of assessment in this internally-assessed paper, but assignments, tests, and a field report all contribute to the final grade. This B-semester paper is a new course presently undergoing development, so there may be some changes in the assessment components listed below.


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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Tarawera River hydrology and landuse change
18 Jul 2019
4:30 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
2. Tracing groundwater contamination sources
25 Jul 2019
4:30 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
3. Estimating groundwater flow nets in cross section
1 Aug 2019
4:30 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
4. Computer-based determination of groundwater flow nets in cross section
8 Aug 2019
4:30 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
5. Modelling well interactions
8 Aug 2019
4:30 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
6. Simulating coastal well injection with a numerical groundwater model.
8 Aug 2019
4:30 PM
5
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
7. Test
16 Aug 2019
3:00 PM
15
  • Hand-in: In Lab
8. Tongariro Power Scheme field trip report.
26 Sep 2019
4:30 PM
15
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
9. Designing a distributed hydro power scheme (East Cape)
26 Sep 2019
4:30 PM
25
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
10. Second test
11 Oct 2019
3:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Recommended reading:

Davie, T., Quinn, N.W. 2019. Fundamentals of Hydrology, 3rd Edition. (available from July).

Todd D.K., Mays, L.W. 2004. Groundwater Hydrology. Any student unfamiliar with groundwater may wish to consult Price: Introducing Groundwater.

Ward, R.C. and M. Robinson, 2000. Principles of Hydrology, 4th Edition.

Mosley, M.P. and Pearson, C.P., 1997. Floods and droughts: the New Zealand experience. NZ Hydrological Society.

Rosen, M.R., White, P.A. 2001, Groundwaters of New Zealand. Class set available.

Plus reading resources placed on Moodle.

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Other Resources

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Resources linked from Moodle.
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Online Support

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Online support will be provided via Moodle, which is accessible to all students who are enrolled in the paper.
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Workload

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There are 23 scheduled one-hour lecture slots, some of which are used for tutorials. There are two tests, with no final exam. Outside of tests there are 10 two-hour time slots used mostly for practicals. Practicals will typically be mostly completed in the lab sessions and finished in the student's own time. The hydro power scheme design practical is likely to require additional time outside of scheduled hours. It is assumed that up to 60 hours will be spent in private study by an ‘average’ student.


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Linkages to Other Papers

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EARTH504
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: EARTH231 or ERTH245

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ERTH246, ERTH346

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