Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103045102013Physical HydrologyElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive knowledge about hydrological cycle and processes in terms of different disciplines such as climatology, meteorology, hydrogeology etc.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1To teach hydrology lecture which is previously given undergraduate level in detail.
2To provide principals of hydrologic processes together with its details.
3To provide information about interdisciplinary subjects such as meteorology, hydrogeology that are experienced in hydrological models.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Understanding of fundamentals and definitions of hydrology, hydrological modeling, comprehending of hydrological processes such as global water cycle, climate, precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, snow, surface flow in details.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition and scope of hydrology
2Essential hydrologic concepts, hydrological systems
3Catchment, regional water balance
4Spatial and temporal Variability
5Hydrological modeling
6Global water cycle, climate
7Precipitation, point-scale observation, areal estimation
8Midterm exam
9Snow, melting process
10Soil, infiltration Experiment with hydrology apparatus
11Evaporation
12Evapotranspiration, classification of evapotranspiration processes
13Surface flow
14Conceptual rainfall-runoff models, hydrograph analysis
15Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• Lecture Notes • Chow, V.T, Maidment, D.R., Mays, L.W., “Applied Hydrology” McGrawHill, 1988. • Dingman, L., “Physical Hydrology”, Waveland Pr Inc; 2nd edition, 2008. • Hendricks, M., Introduction to Physical Hydrology”, 2010, 352 pg.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Laboratory155
Report Preparation21836
Report Presentation236
Self Study61060
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13535
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)228
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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