Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Earth and Environment Sc Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

GEOS7104

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Assignment, project report, exam

Course coordinator

Prof Hamish McGowan (h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course provides an introduction to the physical processes governing the atmosphere (climatology) and water on the earth¿s surface (hydrology). The first half of the course will cover atmospheric motion at a range of scales space-time scales, synoptic circulation and weather, and causes of climatic variation. The second half of the course will cover how water is partitioned at the earth¿s surface, including rainfall, runoff, infiltration, groundwater, and eco-hydrology. In each part of the course, the importance of understanding climate and hydrology will be highlighted through reference to problems facing the planet where these skills are needed, such as: extreme weather, ENSO and drought, flooding, and water scarcity. This course provides an excellent foundation for further study in geography, environmental management, environmental science, earth science, and engineering.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile