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Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Spring 09 CE 796A: Hydroclimatology
 

Summary: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering ­ Spring 09
CE 796A: Hydroclimatology
Section 001: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1:30-2:45
Instructor: Dr. Sankar Arumugam (sankar_arumugam@ncsu.edu), 314A Mann Hall; (919)515-
7700
Office Hours: Fridays: 9:00-11:00.
Syllabus:
Introduction to Hydroclimatology ­ Global water and energy balance ­ Global distributions of
precipitation, temperature, runoff and their seasonality ­ Interannual variability in precipitation
­ El-Nino Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
Forecast Verification ­ Probabilistic Forecasts ­ Skill Measures ­Brier Score and its
Decomposition ­ Reliability and ROC Diagrams ­ Rank Probability Score and Continuous Rank
Probability Skill Score ­ Non-probabilistic forecasts ­Correlation and Mean Square error.
Overview of operational forecasts development: Weather to Climate time scales ­IRI Climate
Forecasting Process ­ Skill assessment of seasonal climate forecasts ­NOAA Weather forecasts
and their skill assessment ­ NWS Streamflow forecasts ­ Downscaling techniques
Space-time scale issues in hydrology ­ Long-term water balance ­ Budyko's Framework ­
Physical Hydroclimatology ­ Conservation equations ­ monthly and annual water balance ­
Evapotranspiration Modeling and Estimation.
Prerequisite: CE 586 or equivalent.

  

Source: Arumugam, Sankar - Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Engineering