GEOL-G 466: Hydrometeorology

Course Plan

This page is subject to drastic change over the coming months.  It includes the major course sections, and a selection of possible readings/articles for discussion for each section.

0. Review of Synoptic Meteorology

1. Production of Rainfall in Weather Systems – ML Cyclones, Thunderstorms, Hurricanes

2. Mesoscale Precipitation Processes

3. Interactions of Meteorology and Hydrology during Flood Events

  • To review for inclusion: several COMET Modules on Flash Flood Processes, Snowmelt Processes, Runoff Processes, Streamflow Routing

4. Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (QPF)

5. Hydrometeorological Observing Systems

6. Polarimetric Radar Measurements of Precipitation; QPE

  • To review for inclusion: Chapter 8 of Doviak.  Drop size distributions, single- and dual-pol-parameter QPE
  • To review for inclusion: Hong and Gourley, Radar Hydrology, Chapters 2 and 3


Last Updated on March 22nd, 2018