Unit schedule and firm due times

This schedule lists what will be covered by the class and applications, and which units has to be completed in which week. Note that it is your responsibility to keep up with the schedule!

Important information applicable to all units

I will not accept any late submissions unless approved in writing prior to the due date.

OIT problems

If you have technical problems or questions that are not related to the material check the FAQ first. If you have questions on the material, email your question and clearly describe what you did not understand and where you are struggling.

Unit due times

All units are due on Thursday at 2359 Alaska time of the respective week in the semester. Note in some weeks more than one unit may be due. It is recommended to first finish a unit before working on the next higher unit as material builds on each other.

Day of class Subject to be worked on Unit to be finished by Thursday at 2359 AKT
Week 1 Basic hydrological concepts unit 1
Week 2 Global overview on the water cycle unit 2
Week 2 Precipitation – Formation, variability unit 3
Week 3 Precipitation measurements – Observational methods unit 4
Week 3 Areal estimation from point measurements unit 5
Week 4 Precipitation Climatology unit 6
Week 4 Snow characteristics, observation methods, errors, and climatology unit 7
Week 5 Snow-melt processes and runoff generation unit 8
Week 5 Snow modeling unit 9
Week 6 Soil properties and saturated subsurface flow unit 10
Week 6 Saturated subsurface flow unit 11
Week 7 Infiltration unit 12
Week 7 Soil temperature and water including soil frost and permafrost unit 13
Week 8 Groundwater and its roles in the regional water cycle unit 14
Week 8 Groundwater storage, flow, discharge and recharge unit 15
Week 9 Spring break -.-
Week 10 Evaporation – physical-meteorological processes and observations unit 16
Week 10 Transpiration – biological processes including soil water uptake by vegetation unit 17
Week 11 Interception loss – process, observation and modeling unit 18
Week 11 Soil-vegetation modeling modeling unit 19
Week 12 Stream flow and evapotranspiration responses to precipitation/snow melt unit 20
Week 12 Stream flow modeling unit 21
Week 13 Coupled modeling of hydrometeorological processes unit 22
Week 13 Teleconnections unit 23
Week 14 Floods, droughts – drought indices unit 24
Week 14 Water management and its hydrometeorological impacts unit 25
Week 15 Human impacts on the water cycle: Land-use and land-cover changes unit 26
Week 15 Review for final during class time Q&A Review on your own terms. Submit your questions on the day prior to class by 1500
Week 16 FINALS Location TBA