Special Topics in Geological Sciences: Physical Hydrology

GEOL 1960B S01 [CRN: 26492]

Physical Hydrology is the description of processes that involve the transport of aqueous fluids in the subsurface of the Planets. We will learn about the principle that govern the motion of these fluids and the common approaches to describe their dynamics in terms of governing equations. The goal of the course is to be introduced to flows in porous media, as well as transport of heat, chemical species and multiphase flows (unsaturated aquifers). We will discuss applications from geothermal energy extraction, CO2 geological sequestration strategies and reactive transport, such as those encountered for pollutant remediation and sediment diagenesis.
Spring 2018
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09:00 - 09:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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