HYDROLOGY OF UNSATURATED ZONE OF SOIL

Course Information
TitleΥΔΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΚΟΡΕΣΤΗΣ ΖΩΝΗΣ ΤΟΥ ΕΔΑΦΟΥΣ / HYDROLOGY OF UNSATURATED ZONE OF SOIL
CodeΝ246Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001894

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours65
Class ID
600120660
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • Ν015Υ AGRICULTURAL HYDRAULICS
  • Ν234Ε APPLIED MATHEMATICS
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar mathematics, physics, and computers.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. to understand the processes of water flow in unsaturated zone of soil 2. to handle and solve problems of water store in soil 3. to find the optimum solution for irrigation water application in the soil. 4. to collaborate and designing case studies of water flow in the soil, irrigation, infiltration of water redistribution and deep percolation 5. to find solved problems of water and solute fate in the soil and the leaching to groundwater
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Water storage in soil, irrigation constants, changes in time. Energy, potential, measurements. Equations of soil water flow and continue. Characteristic curve and functions (measurement, equations, parameter evaluation). Infiltration, factors, semi empirical equations, parameters. Solution of simple equation for infiltration, redistribution, drainage, transpiration and evaporation. Water uptake by plants, equations, functions of soil water decrease effects and salinity on uptake. Fundamentals of mass transport in soil - diffusion, dispersion, convection, absorption and transformation of solutes. Integrated description of soil water flow and mass transport in the system of soil-water-plant. Agrochemicals in the soil. Index of groundwater vulnerability from pesticides and fertilizers.
Keywords
soil, unsaturated zone, water flow, infiltration
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Teaching, powerpoint, basic programs of data management and computation as excell
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures52
Laboratory Work13
Tutorial13
Project14
Written assigments12
Exams6
Other / Others30
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
70% written exams 30% individual project assignment (a set of exercises) - Exams .
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αντωνόπουλος Β., 1999. Υδρολογια της ακόρεστης ζώνης του εδάφους, Εκδοση της Υπηρεσίας Δημοσιευμάτων του ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονικη
Last Update
28-01-2019