Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-301
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. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab or field trip each week. The course will conclude with a final project based on an integrated study undertaken during most laboratories.
Requisite: GEOL 111 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Martini.