Hydrogeology

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Geology

Course Number: 
301
Institution: 
Amherst College

As the global human population expands, the search for and preservation of our most important resource, water, will demand societal vigilance and greater scientific understanding. This course is an introduction to surface and groundwater hydrology and geochemistry in natural systems, providing fundamental concepts aimed at the understanding and management of the hydrosphere. The course is divided into two roughly equal parts: surface and groundwater hydrology, and aqueous geochemistry. In the first section, we will cover the principal concepts of physical hydrogeology including watershed analysis and groundwater modeling. In the second half, we will integrate the geochemistry of these systems addressing both natural variations and the human impact on our environment. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab or field trip each week.

Requisite: GEOL 111 or consent of the instructor. Spring semester.  Professor Martini.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
GEOL-301-01-1213S

Course Sections

Hydrogeology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Anna Martini

ammartini@amherst.edu

MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM; TH 02:30PM-05:00PM

BEBU 203; BEBU 203