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Fall 2017-2018
CEE 599   P/D/F Only

Special Topics in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources - Advanced Hydrological Modeling and Terrestrial Remote Sensing

Eric F. Wood

This is a seminar/project based special topics course focusing on hyper-resolution hydrological & remote sensing modeling. Recently available land surface global data sets that include topography, land cover, & soil properties are used to simulate the terrestrial water and energy cycles at scales as fine as 30m - often referred to as `hyper-resolution' scales. In this course, we discuss recent papers in hyper-resolution & algorithms behind the models, including their use with remote sensing data. Strong programming skills in an advanced language, experience using Python and scripting, and experience using large data bases are necessary.

Sample reading list:
Shuttleworth, W. James, Terrestrial Hydrometeorology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, pp448
Wood, E. F., et al. (2011), Hyperresolution global land surface modeling: Meeting a gran
Chaney, N.W., Metcalf, P, and Wood, Eric F. 2016, HydroBlocks: a field-scale resolving land surface model for
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
A significant portion of the course is student-led design and execution of hyper-resolution modeling projects that result in simulations at scales ranging from 30m to 250m depending on the domains.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CEE586 (Physical Hydrology) or equivalent graduate hydrology course. Advanced computer programming skills (python, high-level programming language, scripting, parallel processing experience)..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22591 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:0 Limit:12