|CREDITS||5 credits during the 1st year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) GENOVA|
|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ICAR/02|
|TEACHING LOCATION||GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)|
|MODULES||This unit is a module of:|
Provide the knowledge of advanced hydrologic modelling focusing on the frequency analysis of extreme events (storm and flood), distributed and semi-distributed hydrological models and event-based modelling
The first objective relates to the acquisition of knowledge concerning:
hydrological processes that control the formation and routing of river stream flows.
The second objective concerns the acquisition of the main skills aimed at:
The course foresees 50 hours of lessons divided into 35 hours of theoretical lessons and 15 hours of practical/application lessons to perform a statistical inferential analysis on hydrologic variables (rainfall/flow rate) in order to estimate the rainfall/flood quantile. Starting from the database provided during the course for each student, hydrological statistical will be perfomed individually and discuss during the oral exam.
The main contents of the course are the following:
Materials (PP slides and supporting documents) available on Aulaweb;
The following are some reference texts:
Office hours: The office hours for students are scheduled according to the specific student requirement.
GIORGIO ROTH (President)
ANGELA CELESTE TARAMASSO
ILARIA GNECCO (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam of the course consists of an oral discussion. The admission to the oral exam is subject to the positive evaluation of the hydrological statistical analysis performed individually. Starting from the results of the numerical excercise, the student will therefore discuss and explain the applied methodology motivating the basic assumptions during the oral examination.
The oral exam consists of an individual interview with the aim of testing the operational skills acquired by the student during the course, with particular reference the frequency analysis of extreme events (storm and flood). At the end of the semester, a specific hydrologic dataset will be provided to each student in order to perform a statical analysis and determine a probability model to the quantile estimate of the investigate variable.
In general, students must demonstrate the ability to synthesise and illustrate the concepts, as well as the ability to critically re-elaborate and effectively use the knowledge acquired.