Ground and Surface Water - GEOS2291

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:


CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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An introduction to the interaction between water and the surficial environment, and the nature of water resources in Australia. The hydrologic cycle, geological and geomorphological controls on water flow and accumulation. Groundwater chemistry, salinity and contamination; the nature, development and sustainability of Australian groundwater resources. The application of environmental geophysics and drilling methods in groundwater studies and mapping of contaminants, including downhole logging techniques, electrical and seismic methods.

Note/s: Field work at dryland saline and contaminated sites, and students may incur personal costs..
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