FOREST HYDROLOGY

Second cycle degree in FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2014) (discontinued)

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: MARCO BORGA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Examination methods: Written report
Written examination
Oral examination
Course unit contents: Quantitative analysis of the watershed; river network and its spatial organization. (1CFU)
Quantitative analysis of precipitation/interception, energy balance; evapotranspiration/soil moisture; snow accumulation and melt. Role of vegetation in the hydrological cycle. Links between the hydrologic cycle and the biogeochemical cycle. (1CFU)
Quantitative analysis of infiltration/soil water; runoff processes; groundwater. Hydrologic measurements: precipitation, temperature, evaporation, discharge data. Spatial and temporal representativeness of hydrologic data. (1CFU)
Mathematical modelling of the hydrologic cycle: estimation of the precipitation and evaporation fluxes; infiltration and runoff formation modelling. Examination of the impact of land use change on flood formation. Computer modelling of flood events. (1CFU)
Modelling of hydrologic cycle and analysis of impact of forest cover on water yield and runoff regime. Summary of international experimentation. Forest resources management and their effects on the hydrologic cycle and on water resources. (1CFU)
Evapotraspiration fluxes. Physics of evaporation: mass transfer and latent-heat transfer. The energy balance. The transpiration process. Potential and actual evapotranspiration. (1CFU)