Modiwl DXX-3707:
Catchment Modelling & Analysis

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Dr Sopan Patil

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module aims to teach:

  1. the role of modelling within the natural and environmental sciences
  2. the elements involved in building hydrological and biogeochemical process models at a catchment scale
  3. obtaining and preparing the input data needed for the models
  4. calibration and parameter uncertainty in catchment models
  5. analysing the consequences of catchment management decisions through multi-stakeholder interaction

Cynnwys cwrs

Major themes covered

  1. Importance of models in scientific inquiry
  2. A brief history of different approaches to catchment modelling
  3. Introduction to MATLAB programming language
  4. Obtaining and processing the input data for models
  5. Modelling of hydrological processes
  6. Automated calibration of model parameters
  7. Lumped vs. distributed catchment models
  8. Polyscape: A landscape analysis tool for modelling the effects of multi-stakeholder interaction in catchment management decisions

Meini Prawf

trothwy

Grade D- to D+ Adequate knowledge of the key concepts in catchment modelling. Evidence of limited ability in the use of MATLAB programming language for data visualisation and building catchment models. Structured, accurate and relevant description of the existing catchment models in the literature. Basic level of critical evaluation expected.

da

Grade C- to B+ Clear understanding and thorough knowledge of the key concepts in catchment modelling with ability to independently use MATLAB programming language for data visualisation and building catchment models. Evidence of reading and knowledge of the connection between hydrological and biogeochemical processes on the landscape, as well as the role of humans in modifying them. Thorough analysis and critical evaluation of existing catchment models in the literature. High standard of presentation.

ardderchog

Grade A- to A** Clear understanding, wide and thorough knowledge of the key concepts in catchment modelling. Evidence of a substantial ability in using MATLAB programming language for data visualisation and building catchment models. Evidence of substantial reading and appreciation of the connection between hydrological and biogeochemical processes on the landscape, as well as the role of humans in modifying them. Critical evaluation of existing catchment models in the literature with well-reasoned opinion. Elegant and flowing presentation, with flair for subject.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. A thorough understanding of basic environmental modelling concepts such as the control volume approach, interaction and coupling of multiple processes, input data preparation, and parameter calibration

  2. An ability to visualise the data and build process-based models in MATLAB programming language.

  3. An ability to understand and critique existing catchment models in the literature, especially their assumptions and limitations.

  4. An understanding of how models can inform land-use decisions by different stakeholders that affect catchment processes.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
GWAITH CWRS Practical 1 - Introductory MATLAB programming 20
GWAITH CWRS Practical 2 - Building and running a hydrological model using MATLAB 25
TRAETHAWD Individual Written Report 30
GWAITH CWRS Catchment Management and Modelling 10
CYFLWYNIAD GRWP Catchment Model Presentation 15

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture 10
Private study 80
Practical classes and workshops 10

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Recognize and apply appropriate theories and concepts from a range of disciplines.
  • Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
  • Collect, analyse and interpret primary and/or secondary data using appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques.
  • Awareness of the concepts of spatial and temporal scale in understanding processes and relationships.
  • Apply appropriate techniques for presenting spatial and/or temporal trends in data.
  • Preparation of effective maps, diagrams and visualizations.

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