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Syllabus 2018-19 - 14112006 - Hydrogeology (Hidrogeología)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería de minas (14112006)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

DEGREE: Doble grado en Ingeniería de tecnologías mineras e Ingenieria civil (15012012)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Hydrogeology
CODE: 14112006 (*) ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: HIDALGO ESTÉVEZ, Mª CARMEN
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 427 - GEODINÁMICA EXTERNA
OFFICE NO.: D - D-104 E-MAIL: chidalgo@ujaen.es P: 953648521
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

 

  1. The Hydrologic Cycle. Groundwater as a natural resource. The water cycle: concept, elements, hydrologic equation and hydrologic budget. The groundwater system in the hydrologic cycle.
  2. Hydrologic properties of Earth materials. Porosity and water content of soil. Effective porosity and specific retention. Porisity values for sediments and rocks. Permeability. Soil water. Water table recharge.
  3. Properties of aquifers. Aquifers, aquitards and aquicludes. Types of groundwater conditions.  Confined, semi-confined and unconfined aquifers. Water table and piezometric head. Classification of springs.
  4. Hydrometeorology and surface hydrology. Precipitation, evaporation and evapotranspiration. Infiltration. Runnoff and streamflow: hydrograph separation, rainfall-runnoff relationships and measurement of streamflow.
  5. Darcy's Law. Darcy's experiment and Darcy's Law: hydraulic gradient and hydraulic conductivity. Specific discharge and average linear velocity. Transmissivity and specific yield. Heterogeneity and anisotropy. Permeability of heterogeneous formations..
  6. Principles of ground-water flow. Gradient of hydraulic head, flow lines and flow nets.    Regional groundwater flow: Hubbert and Toth's theories. Equations of groundwater flow. Groundwater models.
  7. Ground-water flow to wells and well hydraulics. Pumping test: basic assumptions and Dupuit equation. Steady-state conditions. Unsteady radial flow. Methods in leaky aquifers. Recovery test. Slug tests.
  8. Testing wells for yield. Head losses and estimation method. Pumping test procedures for characterizing the productivity of drilled wells.
  9. Quality of groundwater. Units of measurement. Types of chemical reactions in water. Major ion chemistry. Presentation of results of chemical analysis. Water quality standards. Spanish water regulations.
  10. Groundwater contamination. Sources of groundwater pollution. Pollution in relation to water use. Groundwater restoration. Capture-zone analysis. Mining contamination: control measures and remediation.
  11. Geology of groundwater occurrence. Igneous and metamorphic rocks. Unconsolidated aquifers and clastic sedimentary rocks. Karstic hydrology.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures (theory): 2 hours per week

 Laboratory and practical problems: 2 hours per week

 Hydrogeological field trip in the mining district of Linares: 1 day

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Exam paper (70% of the total score) combined with evaluation of the laboratory exercises and a written report of field activities (30%).

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Hydrogeology: principles and practice. Edition: -. Author: Hiscock, Kevin M.. Publisher: Malden [etc.]: Blackwell, 2007  (Library)
  • Applied hydrogeology. Edition: -. Author: Fetter, C. W.. Publisher: Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, cop. 2001  (Library)
  • Groundwater hydrology. Edition: 3rd ed. Author: Todd, David Keith. Publisher: [New York ]: John Wiley, cop. 2005 [i.e. 2004]  (Library)
  • Hydrology [Recurso electrónico] : principles, analysis and design. Edition: Rev. 2nd ed.. Author: Raghunath, H. M.. Publisher: New Delhi : New Age International (P) Ltd., Publishers, c2006.  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Contaminant hydrogeology. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Fetter, C. W.. Publisher: Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, cop. 1999  (Library)
  • Groundwater Geochemistry [Recurso electrónico] : A Practical Guide to Modeling of Natural and Contam. Edition: 2nd Edition.. Author: Merkel, Broder J.. Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : 2005 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.  (Library)
  • Uranium, Mining and Hydrogeology [Recurso electrónico] . Edition: -. Author: Merkel, Broder J.. Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.  (Library)
  • Geochemistry, groundwater and pollution. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Appelo, C. A. J.. Publisher: Boca raton[etc.] : CRC Press, cop. 2005  (Library)
  • Groundwater recharge from run-off, infiltration and percolation [Recurso electrónico] . Edition: -. Author: SEILER, K.-P.. Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2007.  (Library)
  • Field hydrogeology. Edition: 3rd ed.. Author: Brassington, Rick. Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, c2007.  (Library)
  • Practical problems in groundwater hydrology. Edition: -. Author: Bair, E. Scott. Publisher: Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, cop. 2006  (Library)
  • Effects of urbanization on groundwater [Recurso electrónico] : an engineering case-based approach fo. Edition: -. Author: Environmental and Water Resources Institute (U.S.). Urbanization Effects on Groundwater Task Committee. Publisher: Reston, Va. : American Society of Civil Engineers, c2010  (Library)
  • Hydrogeology laboratory manual. Edition: -. Author: Lee, Keenan. Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education, cop. 2003  (Library)
  • Groundwater reactive transport models [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Dubai, United Arab Emirates : Bentham Books, 2012  (Library)
  • Groundwater hydrology of springs [Recurso electrónico] : engineering, theory, management, and sustai. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Burlington, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, c2010.  (Library)