Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Applied Hydrology for Snow and Ice Environments

GEOG 4126  Applied Hydrology for Snow and Ice Environments


GEOG 2126


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This systematic physical geography course concerns itself with the study of the watershed as a geographical unit in snow and ice environments. It presents a practical approach to the study, measurement and analysis of hydrologic and human elements interacting in drainage basins which occur in a frozen state for, at least, part of the year. Topics include snowfall and drifting snow, the formation and evolution of the snow pack, snowmelt, avalanches, ice growth and decay on lakes and rivers, ice jams, glaciers and glacial hydrology; ground ice and permafrost hydrology. This course may be credited towards Science.

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