Course title
Basic Hydrology

Course description
This class will provide you with basic concepts of hydrology (water cycle and water resources).

Not open to students who have taken Science of the Environment or Hydrology
Purpose of class
The goals of this course are to
- Be able to understand basic knowledge of each component in water cycle
- Be able to understand and explain how to monitor and model water cycle
Goals and objectives
  1. At the end of the course, participants are expected to obtain basic knowledge of water and energy cycle.
  2. They are expected to understand the latest technological advancement of monitoring and modeling of hydrologic cycle.
  3. They are expected to explain the latest technological advancement of monitoring and modeling of hydrologic cycle
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

quiz Total.
1. 35% 35%
2. 35% 35%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Your final grade will be calculated according to the following process: quiz related lectures (100%, occasionally given) (50%).
To pass, students must earn at least 60 points out of 100.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Basics of energy and water cycle
- Water balance
Study water cycle 45minutes
2. Precipitation
- Gauge network
- Extreme statistics
Study precipitation 45minutes
3. Evapotranspiration
- Boundary layer
- Bowen ratio
- Penman’s equation
Study methods to estimate evapotranspiration 45minutes
4. Runoff and river
- Basics of watershed
- Hydrograph and hyetograph
- Effective precipitation and runoff coefficient
Study runoff and rivers 45minutes
5. Japanese flood
- Recent flood disasters in Japan
- Characteristics of Japanese flood
Study recent floods in Japan 45minutes
6. Presentation on rivers
- Report selected rivers (climate, soil type, topography, land use, flood mitigation instrument, water utility, water management planning)
Study characteristics of rivers learned from presentations of students 45minutes
7. Final exam and explanation of answers Understand whole lecture contents and prepare for the final exam 45minutes
Total. - - 315minutes
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
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Textbooks and reference materials
Brutsaert, Wilfred, 2005, “Hydrology: An Introduction”, Cambridge Univ. Press
Study physics and mathematics of high school level
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • I welcome questions after each lecture.
    Office hour: lunch time on Thursday (please be informed in advance)
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A 該当しない
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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