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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Hydrology and Pedology - N217022
Title: Hydrologie a pedologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (217)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2013 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 20 / 20 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Pokorná Dana Ing. CSc.
Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: M217014
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Zábranská Jana prof. Ing. CSc. (19.12.2005)
Hydrology is the discipline used to understand and design water management systems that are directly and indirectly related to the occurrence of water on, above and below the earth´s surface. The course includes basic hydrology, emphasizing an understanding of concepts, principles and ideas of hydrologic processes. Practical applications are presented for water quantity considerations and runoff volume and rate management, infiltration and soil water processes. Hydrology of reservoirs, wetlands and ground water is also presented.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ217 (18.11.2013)

Students will be able to:

  • assess the behavior and properties of water in different parts of the hydrosphere - precipitation, surface water flow and stagnant, subsurface, soil and groundwater;
  • statistically evaluate hydrologic data to get the basic statistical characteristics;
  • to determine the retention or storage volume of dam based on the knowledge of the integral lines and their characteristics;
  • to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to other model examples.
Literature -
Last update: TAJ217 (06.08.2013)

A:Kemel M.:Hydrologie. Skripta ČVUT 2000,8001014568

A:Ward A.D.,Trimble S.W.,Environmental Hydrology. Lewis Publishers, 2004,1566706165

Learning resources -
Last update: Pokorná Dana Ing. CSc. (06.08.2013)

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Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Pokorná Dana Ing. CSc. (23.01.2018)

Účast na přednáškách a cvičeních - 90 %

Zápočet z předmětu Hydrologie a pedologie bude udělen na základě odevzdání vypracovaných projektů podle zadání vyučující a přednesené prezentace na téma související s přednášenou látkou.

Předmět je zakončen ústní zkouškou.

Syllabus -
Last update: Pokorná Dana Ing. CSc. (07.08.2013)

1. Hydrosphere, hydrology, hydrological data, monitoring, classification and evaluation. Statistics and probability in hydrology. Frequency and distribution.

2. Meteorology and the hydrologic cycle. The atmosphere, water vapor, solar energy, wind, temperature. Weather systems, convective, orographic, cyclonic storms. Hydrologic cycle as mass balance.

3. Precipitation, the formation of precipitation, classification and measurement.

4. Average watershed precipitation. Rainfall excess, rainfall intensity. Runoff hydrographs, properties, records.

5. Evaporation, transpiration, evapotranspiration, measurement and evaluation of data.

6. Hydrology of surface water. Characterization of the watershed, watershed discharge. Riverstreams network. Streamflow, classification, measurement, computation

7. Water flow in open channels

8. Volume and peak discharge management

9. Hydrology of lakes and reservoirs, swamps and peat bogs.

10. Land systems, (geosphere), minerals, clays, soils. Inorganic and organic parts of soil, soil water. Energetic categories of soil water. Soil wetness, measurement, unsaturated, saturated soil.

11. Groundwater hydrology, porosity, permeability, factors affecting permeability

12. Aquifers and springs, movement of groundwater, flow in a confined aquifer, in an unconfined aquifer

13. Infiltration and drainage, well systems.

14. Hydrology of urban areas.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Pokorná Dana Ing. CSc. (06.08.2013)

Mathematics I, Physical Chemistry I

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.3 8
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.2 34
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Report from individual projects 50
Examination test 25
Oral examination 25