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Syllabus 2019-20 - 10411010 - Hydrology and Hydrogeology (Hidrología e hidrogeología)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Hydrology and Hydrogeology
CODE: 10411010 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: JIMÉNEZ ESPINOSA, ROSARIO
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 427 - GEODINÁMICA EXTERNA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 332 E-MAIL: respino@ujaen.es P: -
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Introduction and Basic Concepts

  • 1. Geomorphological analysis of a hydrological basin. Introduction to watershed geomorphology. Basic aspects of watershed: definition and delimitation.
  • 2. Water as a renewable resource. The water balance equation. Surficial water vs. groundwater. Advantages of groundwater.

 

Basic Concepts of Hydrology

  • 3. Precipitations. Types of precipitations. Measure. Complete and detection of errors in rain series. Areal estimation.
  • 4. Evaporation and transpiration. Introduction: concept of evapotranspiration. Potential evapotranspiration and real. Water balance.
  • 5. Runoff. Definition. Los aforos. El hidrograma y su descomposición. Estimación de la escorrentía de una cuenca.
  • 6. Infiltration. Concept and conditioning factors of the infiltration. Methods of estimation and measure.

 

Basic Hydrogeological Concepts: groundwater

  • 7. Aquifers. Concept of aquifer. Types of aquifers. Aquifer vertical zonation. Aquifer horizontal zonation. Aquifer natural recharge and discharge. Springs.
  • 8. Hydrogeological properties of rocks. Porosity. Permeability. Hydraulic conductivity. Storativity. Transmissivity.
  • 9. Water flow in porous media: Darcy Law. Darcy experience. Principles of groundwater flow: Piezometric surface, level and maps.

Specific Hydrogeology

  • 10. Igneous and metamorphic hydrogeology. Conceptual model.  Methodology. Catchment.
  • 11. Detrital hydrogeology. Sediments. Rocks. Conceptual model.  Methodology. Catchment.
  • 12. Karstic hydrogeology. Karstic aquifer typology. Concept of karstification. Modelo conceptual. Conceptual model.  Methodology. Catchment.

 

  Hydrogeochemistry and pollution

  • 13. Groundwater physic and chemistry. Concentración de solutos en el agua. Main physic-chemical parameters. Groundwater composition. Chemical analysis. Sampling.
  • 14. Interpretation of hydrochemical data. Concept of facies. Chemical quality of water as use. Spanish and EC quality laws. Graphic plots.
  • 15. Pollution of groundwater. Concept. Mechanisms of pollution. Protection, control and fight against pollution.

    PRACTICE PROGRAM:

    1. Obtention of hydrometerological parameters
    2. Identification and cartography of surficial hydraulic forms
    3. Potential and real evaportranspiration 
    4. Elaboration of a potentiometric surface map. Quantitative analysis of potentiometric surfaces
    5. Aplication of Darcy Law
    6. Treatment of hydrogeochemical data
    7. Hydrogeochemical diagrams
    8. Field trips

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

- Lectures (3,2 ECTS credits): theoretical academic sessions with the support of ICT which teaching materials, references, Internet sites will be provided, in which the student can continue the work personally, this activity will acquire the skills 1-4.
- Lab (compulsory): Problems and seminars ( 2.6 ECTS credits): the laboratory practice will be developed in the laboratory instrumentation. They consist of conducting experiments in a guided way. They will be in groups work and students, with the support of the practice script, perform the procedures corresponding experimental. The results will be analyzed and discussed globally in tutoring with the teacher. Thisactivity will acquire competencies 5-6. Problems and seminars: resolution of questions on the subject worked as well as exposition and defense of work done bygroups of students on theme of environmental and related materials previously worked interest. This activity will acquire competencies 5-6.
- Tutorials in small groups ( 0.2 ECTS credits) for discussion on topics of interest working on matters. This activity will acquire competencies 5-6 .

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

An evaluation of the theoretical and practical training in which all are valued generic skills and specific skills and content will be used in the different thematic units proposed. Specific skills and attitudes will be addressed in specific activities of groupwork, as well as under other specific activities such as debates attitude.

Theoretical exam: 50% qualification. This part will allow the evaluation of the competences CE-33, CE-2, CE-24 and CB-1.

Study of problems and real cases: 35% rating. This evaluation will focus on the competences CT-2, CE-24, CE-2 and CB-5. Class and laboratory practices + field activities. This test will allow to evaluate basically the competences CT-2, CE-24, CE-33 and CB-5. It will include: Continuous evaluation through assistance and delivery of the activities developed during the course, and assistance and delivery of resolved activities carried out during the scheduled field work.

 Assistance to the personalized tutorials, presentation of works and debates: 10% qualification. It will allow the evaluation of all competences, although especially the competences CT-2 and CE-2. The following will be also considered: Team activity and assistance to follow-up tutoring. Assistance and participation in the debates. In addition, 5% of the grade will be given for attendance to class.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Practical and applied hydrogeology [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: Şen, Zekâi, author. Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Oxford, England : Elsevier, 2015  (Library)
  • Applied hydrogeology. Edition: 4th. ed. Author: Fetter, C. W.. Publisher: Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, cop. 2001  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Geochemistry, groundwater and pollution. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Appelo, C. A. J.. Publisher: Boca raton[etc.] : CRC Press, cop. 2005  (Library)
  • The Dynamic earth: an introduction to physical geology. Edition: 4th ed. Author: Skinner, Brian J.. Publisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons, cop. 2000  (Library)