Spring, 2004


Paul Butler Lab II 3267 butlerp@evergreen.edu 867-6722
Ken Tabbutt Lab II 2264 tabbuttk@evergreen.edu 867-6558



Surface-Water Hydrology
2:30 - 4:30 in Lecture Hall 5 and 5 - 6 in the Computer Applications Lab (CAL)
Ground-Water Hydrology
12:30 - 2:30 in Lecture Hall 5 and 3 - 4 in the Computer Applications Lab (CAL)
Applied GIS
Mondays and Fridays
9:00 - 12:00 in the Computer Applications Lab (CAL)|
Hydrology Labs
9:00 - 12:00 in weeks 4, 6, 8 & 10
Local Field Trips
weeks 3, 5, 7 & 9
Grand Canyon Field Trip
weeks 1 & 2


Surface-Water Hydrology
This part of the program is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of and techniques for evaluating water supply, water use, and water problems on a basin-wide scale. An understanding of the basic principles is accomplished through a series of discussions in conjunction with the text, and homework problem sets. This year I plan to emphasize the functioning of natural river systems. The text for surface-water hydrology is Fluvial Forms and Processes: a New Perspective by David Knighton (1998).


Ground-Water Hydrology
This part of the program incorporates elements of geology and ground-water flow based on the text Applied Hydrogeology, 4th ed. by C. W. Fetter. Topics to be covered include properties of aquifers, principles of ground water flow, soil moisture and ground water recharge, ground water flow to wells, regional ground water flow, and geology of ground water occurrence. Lecture-discussion topics will include local (western Washington) geology and ground water occurrence, along with discussion of topics raised in the text.


Hydrologic Applications of GIS
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are being used more frequently to model and understand hydrologic systems. Students will be introduced to Arc8 Desktop, a PC-based GIS created by ESRI. The GIS component will be divided into two sessions, one for students not attending the Grand Canyon field trip (completed during the first five weeks of the term), and a second for those who will attend the field trip (completed during the weeks six through ten). Students will be expected to work through tutorials to gain a familiarity with the software for the first two weeks of each session, and then use the system to address applied hydrology problems. CAL staff will be available to help students working on the tutorials during the first two weeks of the term. There will be two labs per week, but expect to spend time outside of scheduled lab time developing your GIS skills.


Hydrology Labs and Local Field Trips
For those students not attending the Grand Canyon field trip, we will conduct a series of computer and field exercises to give you an opportunity to gain additional experience with hydrologic topics.

Grand Canyon Field Trip (Paul Butler and Ken Tabbutt)
A 16-day dory trip in Grand Canyon National Park with a focus on fluvial processes in an arid environment.


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Created by Ken Tabbutt
Email tabbuttk@evergreen.edu
March 18, 2004