Course: Hydrology

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Course title Hydrology
Course code KGG/HDRA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pavelková Renata, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Course deals with following issues: hydrology - history of this science, information and data resources, methods of hydrological research, organization of CHMI; hydrosphere - water reserves on Earth and water circulation, hydrometrics; floods and droughts; hydrography - water regime of rivers, characteristics of water catchments; fluvial shapes; river ladscape; fundamentals of water management; hydrology of subsurface water; limnology; water objects and water resources; hydrological models; fundamentals of oceanography; physical and chemical characteristics of sea water.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Main objective of this course is to acquaint students with the terms and regularities of scientific hydrology, which can be used in professional practice.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in hydrology.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Knowledge within range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Julien, P. Y. (2002). River Mechanics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Kříž, H. (1983). Hydrologie podzemních vod. Praha: Academia.
  • Kukal, Z. et al. (1990). Základy oceánografie. Praha: Academia.
  • Netopil, R. et al. (1984). Fyzická geografie I. Praha: SPN.
  • Netopil, R. (1981). Fyzická geografie. Hydrologie - Limnologie - Oceánografie. Praha: SPN.
  • Netopil, R. (1972). Hydrologie pevnin. Praha: Academia.
  • Strahler, A., Strahler, A. (2006). Introducing Physical Geography. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Geoinformatics and Geography (1) Geography courses - Summer
Faculty of Science Geoinformatics (1) Geography courses - Summer
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Science Environmental studies and sustainable development (1) Geography courses 2 Summer