Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

Runoff Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB) Summer Short Course

Event date/time: 
Monday, June 6, 2016 (All day) to Friday, June 10, 2016 (All day)

Course details: 

This course is aimed at training students in methods to estimate streamflow at ungauged locations across different time and spatial scales. Students will be introduced to approaches through a series of lectures that are supplemented by complimentary in-class exercises using data and catchments from the United States. Through this combination of lectures and hands-on experiences, the course will emphasize the larger concepts of catchment processes and behavior and deepen the students’ understanding of catchment hydrology.

Prerequisites:

Students will benefit most from this course if they have completed the following course work:

·         Introductory hydrology course with understanding of catchments and river networks, river monitoring, hydrologic modeling, and the water cycle.

·         Environmental statistics course covering basic statistical concepts such as the mean, median, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.

  •          All course exercises and examples will be conducted in the freely-available statistical software R. You will need to have the current version of R installed on your computer; however, is not required that you are proficient in the software.

The course will be held at the Powell Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Only tuition is included in the registration fee.

Visit the event website for more information and to register

Location: 
Fort Collins, CO
United States
Fort Collins CO