This course has been designed to present the principles of advanced hydrology at a postgraduate
At the end of the course, a serious student is expected have a thorough
understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of various components of hydrologic cycle
e.g. atmospheric water, rainfall, infiltration, evaporation, surface flow, sub-surface flow,
groundwater flow, and hydrograph analysis;
And learnt the statistical techniques such as
statistical properties of a PDF, probability distributions employed in hydrology, fitting
probability distributions, testing goodness of fit, frequency analysis, and reliability
Hydrologic cycle, systems concept, hydrologic model classification;
Theorem, continuity equation, momentum equation, and energy equation;
Unit hydrograph, various response functions and their interrelationships;
Hydrologic statistics, statistical parameters, fitting a probability distribution,
testing goodness of fit, frequency analysis, and reliability analysis.
No. of Hours
Hydrologic cycle, water budget equation, world water quantities, residence time, systems concept, transfer function operators,
hydrologic model classification.
Reynold's Transport Theorem, continuity equation, momentum
equation, energy equation, discrete time continuity.
Atmospheric circulation, water vapor, formation of rainfall, types and forms of precipitation, precipitable water, monsoon characteristics in India, rainfall measurement, density and adequacy of rain gauges;
Thunderstorm Cell model, IDF relationships, spatial averaging methods of rainfall;
Factors affecting evaporation, estimation and measurement of evaporation, energy balance method, aerodynamic method, Priestly-Taylor method, and pan evaporation.
Soil moisture, porosity, saturated and unsaturated flow; Richard's
equation, infiltration, Horton's Phillip's, and Green Ampt methods,
parameter estimation, ponding time concepts.