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Syllabus 2019-20 - 77013006 - Fluvial Geomorphology and Flood-Risk Analysis (Geomorfología fluvial y análisis de inundaciones)

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DEGREE: Máster Univ. en Análisis, conservación y restauración de componentes físico
FACULTY: Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jaen

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Fluvial Geomorphology and Flood-Risk Analysis
CODE: 77013006 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 3.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: García García, Fernando
DEPARTMENT: -
FIELD OF STUDY: -
OFFICE NO.: - E-MAIL: garciag@ugr.es P: 958243346
WEBSITE: https://www.ugr.es/pages/departamentos/estratigrafia_paleontologia
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. Fluvial geomorphology and morphodynamics.

  • Erosion, transport and deposition of sediments. Geomorphological processes in rivers.
  • Streamwise profile of thalweg: equilibrium state.
  • Fluvial channels: common elements.
  • Planimetric morphology: straight, meandering and braided rivers.
  • Fluvial morphology from cross section shapes: fluvial valley.

2. Fluvial sedimentodology.

  • Sedimentary processes associated to floods. Some examples.
  • Geomorphic evidence and records, documentary data and botanical records of floods.
  • Paleohydrology.
  • Direct dating of fluvial sediments.
  • Factors that increase/decrease flood impacts.

3. Dynamics of floods.

  • Hydraulic and open channel flows.
  • Computational hydraulic applied to flood analysis. Fundamental equations and methods of resolution.
  • Software and numerical schemes.
  • Shields theory and bed forms.
  • Bedload, suspended sediments and bank erosion.

4. Applications to conservation and restoration of riparian forest.

  • Dynamic models of population evolution and its interaction with the hydrologic cycle.
  • Numerical simulation of the interaction with flood flows.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The proposed methodology emploies the resolution of proposed problems and practical exercises regarding the statistical analysis of valleys and channels, collaborative studies in the field to identifing geomorphologic evidence and other flood records, as well as the numerical simulation of the flood wave using open source software. These tools will allow the student to perform similar studies worldwilde and to model the interation between floods and riparian vegetation.

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

First, you must pass a writen test/exam on basic concepts. Then, you must solve a practical problem, individually or collaborative, and prepare a file where you explain and detail the materials and methods used, results and conclusions. Also, attending the field work and the theorecial lessons is important.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Fundamentals of fluvial geomorphology . Edition: -. Author: Charlton, Ro. Publisher: London &#59; New York : Routledge, 2008  (Library)