GEOL 3266 Summer 1 2013
Meeting Times and Places: Monday -Thursday 1:45 pm in Science C-336
and Floodplain Analysis” by Bedient, Huber and Vieux
Prentice Hall. 5th Edition Available at the bookstore.
Office Hours: Tuesday, 1 pm prior to class in C-327, or by appointment.
Equipment: Each student needs a scientific calculator. The best, by far, is the TI-30XA which costs less than $11.
General Comments: We will study the tools and methods of work of the Hydrologist.
Grading: Grades will be based on two tests (25% each), quizzes, class participation and preparedness (25%), and one group project (25%). All tests in regular classroom.
Attendance: Students are expected to check their homework with their classmates and discuss project progress with their groups at the beginning of class. Students are expected to correctly answer questions about prior work during class.
The Project will involve the study of a watershed in New Jersey which has a working gauging station at its outlet, and several rain gauges within or nearby. Students will:
1. explore the watershed, taking photographs of major streams, gauges, retention and detention basins, and other structures as found, and all members of the project team in their field area, and
2. apply applicable hydrologic methods to the data, including the preparation of a storm hydrograph and pertinent storm hyetographs for the same storm, and
3. will discover the history of past flood events and changes made to prevent floods, to include interviews with residents,
4. and will prepare a PowerPoint presentation, with all group members speaking, at the end of the year. Each student will prepare and present at least three PowerPoint slides for their group’s presentation, each slide clearly marked with their name. Your grade for the project will depend in part on your team-mates and class-mates appraisal of your work.
Topic groups Lecture Lab/HW Chapter .
1 Intro Units / Slope and Area PowerPoints
2 Weather, Streams, Groundwater Weather and Streams Ch 1, PowerPoints
3 Watersheds, Water Balance Water Balance Ch.1
4 Hyetographs, Theissen, Intro Hydrograph Thiessen Ch. 1
5 Evaporation: Water Budget, Mass Transfer Dalton, H&M, Kohler Ch. 1
6 Infiltration: Horton, Area, Phi Horton, Phi Ch. 1
7 Hydrograph Analysis, Net Storm rainfall Basin Area Ch. 2
8 Routing: Time-Area Methods Time-Area Routing Ch. 2
9 Unit Hydrographs UH construction Ch.2
10 S-Curve Method S-Curve Method Ch. 2
11 UH Convolution Storm Hydrograph from UH Ch. 2
*12 UH Deconvolution UH from Storm Hydrograph Ch.2, PowerPoint & handout
Test 1 on covered parts of Chapters 1 and 2 and Labs/Homework completed.
*Topic 12 is covered on Test 2
1 Histograms, Probability, Return T-year Flood Ch. 3
2 Binomial Distribution k floods in n years Ch. 3
3 Flood Control Design Flood Control Design Ch. 4, handout
4 Reservoir Routing Reservoir Storage Routing Ch. 4
5 Hydrologic River Routing: Muskingum Muskingum Routing Ch. 4
6 Detention Basin Routing Runge-Kutta Routing Ch. 4
7 Movement of a Flood Wave Manning’s Equation, Celerity Ch. 4
8 Froude Numbers Froude Numbers Ch. 4
9 Open Channel Flow, Manning’s Eqn. Uniform Flow Ch. 7
10 Specific Energy, Bernoulli’s Equation Critical Flow Ch. 7
11 Head Loss Head Loss Ch. 7
12 Hydraulic Jump Sluice Gate Ch. 7
13 Groundwater Concepts Darcy’s Law, Conductivity Ch. 8
14 Steady-State Well Hydraulics Cone of Depression Ch. 8
15 Slug Tests Bouwer and Rice Method Ch. 8
Test 2 on covered parts of Chapters 3, 4, 7, 8 and Labs / Homework completed.