Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703002102014HYDGRAPHYCompulsory245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course is intended to be introduction hydrological properties of the water bodies. These are consisting of surface waters (rivers and lakes) and ground waters with springs. The first part of the course includes the hydrological cycle, with emphasis on atmospheric, land surface, and shallow subsurface processes. Water and energy balance, global climate, and the energy budget of the Earth, precipitation mechanisms, infiltration and the vadose zone, evapotranspiratation, open channel hydraulics, catchment’s hydrology, fluvial patterns, river regimes, floods and droughts etc., and origins and hydrology of the lakes, hydrological mechanisms of the lakes. Second part of the course consists of fundamentals of groundwater hydrology. Aquifer parameters, steady and transient flow equations, well hydraulics, elementary multi-phase flow, groundwater recharge, watershed hydrology, geological controls on groundwater flow, well construction, and groundwater chemistry and pollution. In addition, as a part of groundwater, springs are also examined during the course. Third part of the course is on the geological and geomorphological characteristics and physical and chemical properties of the seas and oceans. Currents in the oceans and seas.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc.Prof.Dr. M.Kirami ÖLGEN
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the importance of hydrosphere as a component of earth
2To understand the effects of waters on human life and activities
3To understand the relationships between waters and other environmental elements
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definitions of hydrography and its relations with geography, Hydrological cycle and its components, Rivers, Lakes, Groundwater,Springs seas and oceans.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definitions of hydrography, its relations with geography and other sciences, origin of water and its distributions in the earthLecture
2Hydrological cycle and its componentsLecture
3River discharge, its measurement and effected factorsLecture
4Physical and chemical properties of the rivers, usage of riversLecture
5Lakes and their formation I: Formation of lake basinsLecture
6Lakes and their formation II: Physical and chemical properties of lakes, tides and currents in lakesLecture
7Distribution of water in the groundLecture
8Groundwater hydraulics, Groundwater levels and their changes, groundwater mapsLecture
9Midterm exam
10Aquifers and their types, groundwater explorationLecture
11SpringsLecture
12Geological and geomorphological oceanographyLecture
13Physical and chemical oceanographyLecture
14Biological oceanographyLecture
15currents in seas and oceansLecture
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Atalay, İ., 1986, Uygulamalı Hidrografya I, Ege Üniversitesi yayınları, İzmir. İzbırak, R., 1973, Hidrografya: Akarsular ve Göller, Ankara Üniversitesi yayınları, Ankara. Bayazıt, M., 1982, Hidroloji, İTU yayınları, Ankara. Yevjevich, V., 1971, Systems approach to hydrology, USA. Knighton, D., 1987, Fluvial forms and process, Arnold press., London. Atalay, İ. 1981. Denizaltı Jeolojisi ve Jeomorfolojisi. Atatürk Ünv. Yay: 582, Erzurum (384 s.) Duxbury A.C. and Duxbury A. B. 1997 World's Oceans, McGraw-Hill, (504 p p.) İnandık H. 1971. Deniz ve Kıyı Coğrafyası. İstanbul Ünv. Yayınları: 1219, Coğ. Enst Yay: 47,(210 s.). Riley, J. P. and R. Chester, eds.1983. Chemical Oceanography, Vol.8. Academic Press , New York. (398 pp.). Shepard, F. P. 1973. Submarine Geology, 3 ed. Harper and Row, New York, (57 p p.).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Criticising Paper4416
Self Study8432
Individual Study for Mid term Examination3721
Individual Study for Final Examination3721
Reading7428
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1 4     4 3   
LO245    3 343  
LO3   3   445   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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