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GES2210

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor David Dunkerley

Synopsis

Movement of water in environment, and roles played by water in environmental processes, discussing behaviour of water from condensation in lower atmosphere through to groundwater and river flow. The role of vegetation in intercepting and redirecting water at surface. The processes of infiltration, percolation, groundwater flow, stormflow and baseflow production. Instances of major hydrological change, case studies of large-scale deforestation or desertification, habitat or biodiversity decline, including human use of water and landscape. Observation and measuring techniques employed in hydrologic research are introduced in Practical Class.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 30%
Written (1500 words): 50%
Practical class reports: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

David Dunkerley

Contact hours

3 hours (3 lectures and one 2 hour practical class per fortnight)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Geography and environmental science (ARTS)

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in geography or permission