Coastal Hydrology - A course introduces the students to surface and subsurface hydrology and provides the modeling skills for solving practical problems dealing with water exchange at the costal boundary.
This course is part of the master's degree program in "Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Engineering", whose objective is to train civil engineers with high professional qualification for development of coastal and marine infrastructures, with an increasing concern towards environmental protection and sustainable development under environmental changing conditions.
Within this framework, the course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of 1) the main physical processes involved in water cycle, 2) the fundamental issues related to water resources use, 3) the measurement and analysis of hydrologic data, 4) the hydrologic modeling of transport in aquifers and vadose zone, 5) the hydrologic modeling of surface processes at the catchment scale, contributing to water exchange across the coastal boundary and through the sea, and 6) the main criteria to develop a complex hydrological model, with specific focus on the interface with coastal and ocean environments.