WR 811

Course Name: 

Hydrological Processes




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 



  • introduction to the major hydrological processes and field measurement techniques.
  • Elements of evaporation phenomena and plant growth: Weather Phenomena (solar radiation and energy balance on the earth's surface, air temperature, wind speed, humidity of air and transport of water vapor in the air).
  • Evaporation from water bodies, bare soil, vegetation (transpiration) and methods of Evaporation estimation (Penman, Penman-Monthieth, Hagreaves, Turc, etc).
  • Interception, throughfall, depression storage.
  • Unsaturated (vadose zone) phenomena: Infiltration, water flow and retention in the unsaturated zone and method of estimations, (Horton's model, Holtan model, Darcy equation, Richards's equation, Green-Apt equations, etc) and other empirical methods.


Chow. V.T.,.Maidment. D.R, Mays L.W., Applied Hydrology,McGraw Hill,1988.
Maidment. D. R, Handbook of Hydrology, McGraw Hill,1993.


Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics

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Dr. B.M.Dodamani., Professor and Head
Department of Water Resources & Ocean Engg
(Formerly Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics), NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
Hot line: +91-0824-2474050
Email: hodwroe[AT]nitk[DOT]edu[DOT]in

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