Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-300
Formerly listed as: GEOL-28
Anna M. Martini (Section 01)
As the global human population expands in a future marked by climate change, the search for and preservation of our most vital resource, water, will demand thoughtful policy and greater scientific understanding. This course is an introduction to surface and groundwater hydrology, geochemistry, and management for natural systems and human needs. Lectures will focus on understanding the hydrologic cycle, how water flows over and within the earth, and the many ways in which this water is threatened by contamination and overuse. This course concludes with a final paper. Three hours of lecture each week. Those wishing credit towards the geology major must take GEOL 301.
Fall Semester. Professor Martini.