Courses taught at CSM
CEEN 482: Hydrology and Water Resources Laboratory
Introduction to the collection, compilation, synthesis and interpretation of data for quantification of the components of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, and runoff. Students will use hydrologic variables and parameters to evaluate watershed processes and behavior as well as survey and apply measurement techniques necessary for watershed studies. Advanced topics include development, construction, and application of analytical models for selected problems in hydrology and water resources. Lab activities will include several field trips in the Clear Creek watershed for data collection as well as watershed modeling utilizing observations collected during the semester.
CEEN 581: Watershed Systems Modeling
Basic principles of watershed systems analysis required for water resources evaluation, watershed-scale water quality issues, and watershed-scale pollutant transport problems. The dynamics of watershed-scale processes and the human impact on natural systems, and for developing remediation strategies are studied, including terrain analysis and surface and subsurface characterization procedures and analysis.
CEEN 598: Mountain Snow Processes and Ecohydrologic Interactions
This 1-credit seminar course will focus on the understanding, measurement, and analysis of snow processes as well as corresponding impacts on watershed ecohydrology. The course will consist of review of relevant peer-reviewed literature on snow processes and measurement systems as well as snow-ecosystem interactions in alpine regions. The course will also require an extended field trip that includes measurements of snowpack properties, with follow-up analysis and presentation of spatial and temporal data collected during the field campaign and from satellite systems.
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CEE 157L: Hydrologic Analysis and Design
Collection, compilation, and interpretation of data for quantification of the components of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, and runoff. Use of hydrologic variables and parameters for development, construction, and application of analytical models for selected problems in hydrology and water resources.
CEE 157M: Hydrology of Mountain Watersheds
Advanced field-based course focusing on the study of catchment processes in snow-dominated and mountainous regions. Students will measure and quantify snowpack properties, watershed fluxes, investigate geochemical properties of surface and groundwater systems, and classify mountain streams and flooding potential. Extended field trip required.
CEE 250A: Surface Water Hydrology
In-depth study of surface water hydrology, including discussion and interrelationship of major topics such as rainfall and evaporation, soils and infiltration properties, runoff and snowmelt processes. Introduction to rainfall-runoff modeling, floods, and policy issues involved in water resource engineering and management.
CEE 251A: Rainfall-Runoff Modeling
Introduction to hydrologic modeling concepts, including rainfall-runoff analysis, input data, uncertainty analysis, lumped and distributed modeling, parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis, and the application of models for flood forecasting and prediction of streamflows in water resource applications.