units

ATS2545

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhysical Geography
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor David Dunkerley

Notes

Previously coded GES2210

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)

Contact hours

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

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

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in geography or permission