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Instructor Info:Christina Cianfrani
Office Extension x6048
TA Info:Matthew Fidanzato
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM Cole Science Center 1-ECOL
Description: How does water move through the landscape? What can we learn from studying streams and rivers? Students will explore topics in hydrology and watershed management. Areas of focus will include hydrologic cycle/water budgets, watershed characteristics, groundwater hydrology, aquatic ecosystems, and urban hydrology. Students will get their hands and feet wet in the lab and around Hampshire's campus, read and discuss primary literature, analyze data in teams, and learn basic skills scientist use to analyze water-related issues. In addition to gaining an understanding of hydrological processes, students will collect and analyze hydrologic data from a local watershed and develop a comprehensive watershed management plan. This course is suitable for upper-division students as well as first-year students with basic science background and an interest in water resources.