102-0468-00L  Watershed Modelling

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersP. Molnar
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


102-0468-00 GWatershed Modelling2 hrs
Tue12:45-14:30HIL E 6 »
05.05.12:45-14:30HIL E 4 »
12.05.12:45-14:30HIL E 4 »
19.05.12:45-14:30HIL E 4 »
26.05.12:45-14:30HIL E 4 »
P. Molnar

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to watershed modelling with applications of GIS in hydrology, the use of semi- and fully-distributed continuous watershed models, and their calibration and validation. The course contains substantive practical modelling experience in several assignments.
ObjectiveWatershed Modelling is a course in the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Programme. It is a practical course in which the students learn to (a) use GIS in hydrological applications, (b) calibrate and validate models, (c) apply and interpret semi- and fully- distributed continuous watershed models, and (d) discuss several modelling case studies. This course is a follow up of Hydrology 2 and requires solid computer skills.
Content- Introduction to watershed modelling
- GIS in watershed modelling (ArcGIS exercise)
- Calibration and validation of models
- Semi-distributed modelling with PRMS (model description, application)
- Distributed watershed modelling with TOPKAPI (model description, application)
- Modelling applications and case studies (climate change scenarios, land use change, basin erosion)
Literature- Lecture presentations
- Exercise documentation
- Relevant scientific papers
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Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersP. Molnar
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.

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