Study Programmes 2016-2017
WARNING : 2015-2016 version of the course specifications
Hydrology in inter- and sub-tropical zones
Duration :
18h Th, 2d FW
Number of credits :
Specialised master in environmental management in developing countries3
Lecturer :
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
The first part of the course analyzes the different components of the hydrological cycle with an approach more specific for the inter and subtropical zones. The second part of the course concerns the morphology and the dynamics of rivers (zonal components of rivers patterns), the different rivers regimes and the sedimentary fluxes
Learning outcomes of the course :
The first part of the course analyzes the different components of the hydrological cycle, taking into consideration for each, the methods of measurements, the specific treatments of the data, climatic and regional components and modifications as results of man actions. The second part relates to the fluvial dynamics (more specifically in inter and subtropical areas), to the discharges origin in different types of climate, to the typology and the working of the major tropical rivers.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Two field days (discharge measurements, case studies analyzed in the course, relating to the fluvial patterns and the human impacts on the fluvial dynamics (prevention against the floods, rivers restoration..)
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
The course is given in March and April : three days of theoretical course (3 x 6 hours) and two field trip days (in May).
Recommended or required readings :
Syllabus and copy of power point slides are available. Papers are accessible by ORBI
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written and oral examination
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
François PETIT

Département de Géographie

Laboratoire d'hydrographie et de géomorphologie fluviatile

Allée du 6 août, 2 Bâtiment B11 Sart Tilman

4000 - Liège

Tel : 04 366 5268 - Fax : 04 366 5722