Subjects

1.714 Surface Hydrology

Covers observation and theory of the physical processes involved in the hydrologic cycle. Processes considered include atmospheric radiation and transport, rainfall, infiltration, runoff generation. Stream flow, evaporation, transpiration, rainfall interception, and snow processes. Problem sets, a short term paper, and a final examination.

Prerequisites: 1.71J (Introduction to Hydrology (or equivalent)
Graduate (Spring)
3-0-9 H-Level Grad Credit

1.715 Environmental Data Analysis

Covers probabilistic concepts and techniques that are useful for environmental; data analysis. The topics include: random variables, hypothesis testing, linear regression, analysis of trends, space/time domain analysis, stimulation of random fields, Markovian processes, derived distributions, and stochastic differential equations. Problem sets emphasize environmental applications. 3 Engineering Design points.

Prerequisites: 1.010 (Uncertainty in Engineering) or equivalent
Graduate (Fall)
3-0-9 H-Level Grad Credit

1.071 Global Change Science

Introduces the basic relevant principle’s and concepts in atmospheric physics, climate dynamics, biogeochemistry, and water and energy balance at the land-atmosphere boundary, through an examination of two current problems in the global environment: 1) carbon dioxide and global warming, and 2) tropical deforestation and regional climate. An introduction to global environmental problems for students in basic sciences and engineering.

Prerequisites: 18.03 (Dufferential Equations); 5.60 (Thermodynamics and Kinetics) ) or equivalent
Undergraduate (Fall)
3-0-9 H-Level Grad Credit