Discussion Seminar on Hydrology Research

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D41HDS ZK 2C Czech
Michal Dohnal (guarantor), Jana Votrubová
Department of Hydraulics and Hydrology

Discussion seminar is intended for students of doctoral studies whose research interest is in hydrological processes at various scales and environments, including soil profile and hillslope hydrology, subsurface hydrology, hydrological fluxes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and urban hydrology. The seminar will provide participant with space to present and discuss their actual research results with an emphasis on understanding and critical evaluation of used procedures. Additionally, thematic seminars on the most important publications and hot topics in hydrology will be organized. The students will be provided information on how to write and continuously update critical reviews on relevant topics, or how to prepare publication for journals registered in the Journal Citation Report. The seminar is intended as a platform for exchange of information and experiences and for establishing collaboration between participants.

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Mandatory reading:

•Brutsaert, Wilfried. Hydrology: an introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-521-82479-8.

•Maidment, David R. Handbook of hydrology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993. ISBN 0-07-039732-5.

•Hillel, Daniel. Environmental soil physics. San Diego: Academic Press, ©1998. xxvii, 771 s. ISBN 0-12-348525-8.

•publications on the topic of the student's research work

Recommended reading:

•Bowen, I.S., 1926: The ratio of heat losses by conduction and by evaporation from any water surface. Physical Review, 27, pp 779–787.

•Beven K. J. and M. J. Kirkby, 1979: A physically based, variable contributing area model of basin hydrology. Hydrological Sciences Bulletin Vol. 24 (1).

•Craig, H. (1961) Isotopic variations in meteoric waters. Science 133, 1702–1703.

•Hewlett, J.D., Hibbert, A.R. 1967: Factors affecting the response of small watersheds to precipitation in humid areas. In Sopper, W.E. and Lull, H.W., Eds., Forest hydrology, NY, Pergamon Press, 275—290.

•McDonnell, J. J. 1990: A Rationale for Old Water Discharge Through Macropores in a Steep, Humid Catchment, Water Resour. Res., 26(11), 2821–2832, doi:10.1029/WR026i011p02821.

•Monteith J.L. 1981: Evaporation and surface-temperature. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 107: 1–27.

•Penman, H.L. 1948: Natural evaporation from open water, bare soil and grass. Proc. Roy. Soc. London A(194), S. 120-145.

•Ragan, R. M., 1967: An experimental investigation of partial area contributions, Berne Symposium, International Association of Science and Hydrology. pp. 241-249.

•Zoch, R.T. On the relation between rainfall and stream flow. Monthly Weather Review 62 (9), 315-322, 1934.

•Beven, Keith. Robert E. Horton’s perceptual model of infiltration processes. Hydrological Processes. 2004, 18(17), 3447–3460. ISSN 1099-1085.

•publications on the theme of research work of individual students

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