- Surface-water hydrology
hydrologyis a field that encompasses all surface waters of the globe (overland flows, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries, oceans, etc). This a subset of the hydrologic cycle that does not include atmospheric, and ground waters. Surface water hydrology relates the dynamics of flow in surface water systems ( rivers, canals, streams, lakes, ponds, wetlands, marshes, arroyos, oceans, etc.). This includes the field measurement of flow (discharge); the statistical variability at each setting; floods; drought susceptibility and the development of the levels of risk; and the fluid mechanics of surface waters.
In-depth analysis of surface water components of the hydrologic cycle: hydrometeorology, evaporation/transpiration, rainfall-runoff relationships, open-channel flow, flood hydrology, fluid mechanics, and statistical and probabilistic methods in hydrology.Surface water hydrology includes the relation between rainfall and
surface runoff; this relationship is an important aspect of water resourcesfor sewerage( wastewater) or ( sewage), drinking water, agriculture ( irrigation) environmental protection, and for flood control.
The relationships between
groundwaterand surface water, includes baseflowneeds for instream flow, and subsurface water levels in wells.
A stormwater engineer is a
civil engineerwho manages the flow, filtering, and release of stormwater. [ [http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.asp?NID=74 Town of Chapel Hill's Stormwater Management Division has such a position.] ]
Hydrological transport model
Runoff model (reservoir)
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