[Earth and Planetary Sciences 162. Hydrology and Environmental Geomechanics]

Study of water as a critical resource and as a factor in Earth surface and near-surface processes. Focus on development of relevant mechanics and physics. Hydrologic cycle, surface and groundwater, evapotranspiration, soil physics. Flow in porous media, Darcy law, contaminant transport, remediation strategies. Poroelasticity, subsidence, well hydraulics. Seepage forces, landslides, dam failures, sediment liquefaction. Glacial processes. Stream flows, turbulence concepts. Gravity waves, flood control; tsunamis; erosion and sediment transport.
Notes: Likely offered Spring 2019. Course includes a 1.5 hour lab session or section for discussion of assigned problems. EPS 162 is also offered as ES 162. Students may not take both for credit. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Oceans and Atmosphere(s).
Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 21a,b or Mathematics 21a,b and Applied Physics 50a,b, Physics 11a,b (no longer offered), 15a,b, or Physical Sciences 12a,b.








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