Data are the foundations on which all hydrologic analysis, design, and management decisions rest. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques of hydrologic measurements. It covers the various data that are used in the field of hydrology including precipitation, streamflow, ground water, water quality, evaporation, temperature, humidity, etc.
Course modules cover the instruments and methods of observation and processing of data. In addition, discussion covers other data which are important inputs in hydrologic studies such as agricultural data, socio-economic data, and water demand data. Spatial data such as topographic details, soil and land use maps, are integral inputs in all stages of hydrologic studies and have been covered in details.
After the data have been collected, these are used in analysis and design and useful inferences are drawn. To that end, commonly used techniques of statistical analysis are also covered.
The course should be helpful to all those involved in pursuing studies in the field of hydrology and water resources development.