This subject provides a comprehensive grounding of the major concepts in river hydrology, hydraulics and geomorphology. Students will gain knowledge about flow hydrology, hydraulic behaviour, landforms and sedimentary deposits of rivers. Practical topics include the identification and description of distinctive landforms, sediments and types of flow associated with rivers, as well as methods in analysing hydrological data and report writing. The concepts and theory are woven into case studies to develop understandings of the effects of natural flood events and river regulation on the flow regime of rivers, especially those in the Murray-Darling Basin. On completion, students will possess knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics and geomorphology of rivers, some fundamental field observation and data analysis skills, and be able to critically apply this knowledge to key river management issues.
School of Environmental Sciences
Students who have completed GEO513 may not enrol in this subject
A university level understanding of landscape processes (e.g. GEO164 or equivalent) and/or a high-school level understanding of mathematics and/or physics will be useful.
GEO513 Paired Subject
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.