|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science, Technology & Engineering|
This is a field-based one-week intensive course that provides a practical introduction to hydrological, water quality, regolith and soil issues of the tropics. Our laboratory is Far North Queensland, with all its geologically and climatically diverse landscapes, including the Great Barrier Reef catchments. We study the natural processes and human impacts on the amount and quality of water flowing through rivers and aquifers. Topics include landscape water balance, hydrological monitoring and modelling, aquifer properties, transport and transformations of nutrients and contaminants, water quality assessment in the field and laboratory, soil erosion and degradation, dryland and irrigation salinity and water regulation.
|Cairns, Limited, Study Period 6|
|Census Date 25-Jun-2015|
|Face to face teaching 12-Jul-2015 to 18-Jul-2015|
|Coord/Lect:||Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson, Dr HanShe Lim.|
|Assessment:||presentations (15%); essays (20%); field report (65%).|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.