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This course covers the flow of water as it falls to the earth and travels towards rivers, lakes and oceans. This includes the basic concepts and definition of a watershed, including how to delineate watershed boundaries. Water budgets and water fluxes will also be introduced, along with the different components of the hydrologic cycle. Finally, Geographic Information Systems will be used to develop a basic model of a watershed in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
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• Describe all components of a watershed
• Summarize the components of the hydrologic cycle and water budgets
• Describe the processes for precipitation formation and distribution
• Examine the methods and error associated with precipitation measurement
• Compare the methods and limitations for calculating mean areal precipitation
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