CEE 796 (03) - Special Topics

Spc Top/Snow Hydrology

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Civil&Environmental Engnrng
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   18  
CRN: 56022
Advanced or specialized topics not normally covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated, but not in duplicate areas. Prereq: permission.
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Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): CIE 795
Instructors: Jennifer Jacobs

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 R 3:10pm - 6:00pm GREGG 110
Additional Course Details: 

Satisfies the Water Resources Area Elective

Snow is a significant component of the hydrologic cycle in high latitude and high elevation environments.  It is also a significant part of engineering design and practice that is frequently overlooked. In this course, we will examine spatial controls on snow accumulation and the dynamics of snowmelt processes through readings of recent research in snow hydrology, field assays of snow distribution, and analytical exercises.  Of particular interest will be the importance of snow to regional water resources in diverse geographic settings and the role of snow in water resource engineering.

Class meetings will be divided between seminar-styled sessions in which we will discuss current research in the field of snow hydrology and laboratory sessions that will include field exercises at sites in the area and laboratory exercises to practice analytical methods for evaluating snowpack properties and processes.