EART 7002 Advanced Statistical Hydrology

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301013

Coordinator Ataur Rahman Opens in new window

Description This unit covers at-site flood frequency analysis, regional flood frequency analysis, trend analysis of hydrological data, linear regression analysis and multivariate statistical techniques to solve advanced hydrological problems.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply at-site flood frequency analysis techniques to estimate design floods from recorded streamflow data.
  2. Apply regional flood frequency analysis techniques to estimate design floods when no recorded streamflow data is available.
  3. Apply trend analysis to rainfall and streamflow time series data to check the stationarity of the data.
  4. Apply linear regression analysis to develop prediction models to estimate streamflow and rainfall indices.
  5. Apply multivariate statistical techniques to hydrological problems.
  6. Evaluate current Australian codes and software to solve statistical hydrological problems.
  7. Critically evaluate current literature to benchmark recent problems and developments in statistical hydrology practice.
  8. Design sustainable hydrology projects.

Subject Content

1. At-site flood frequency analysis
2. Regional flood frequency analysis
3. Trend analysis of hydrological data
4. Linear regression analysis as applied to hydrological problems
5. Multivariate statistical techniques as applied to hydrological problems

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Intra-Session Exam - closed book 1 hour 25 N Individual
Group Project Report (up to 3 students per group) 5,000 words 30 N Group
Final examination - closed book 2 hours 45 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Ataur Rahman Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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