Overview of the Course
In preparation for this course, we ask you to provide some basic information about yourself in your profile and to set up a MetEd account on http://www.meted.ucar.edu. You can also view the course overview video to get more information about the course activities and modules. For participants that have not taken the Basic Hydrologic Science Course, please take the two prerequisite modules given below.
Weeks 1 and 2: Hydraulics (19 March - 1 April)
The first week begins with a live orientation session. If you haven't registered for it yet, please do so here. and subsequently presents a two required modules and associated quizzes offering an introduction to the science explaining catastrophic dam failure and flood-wave prediction methods associated with these events.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please post your inquiries to the Course Forum. We are standing by to address any questions you may have with the content presented in the modules or about the assignment.
By the end of this week, participants are expected to have completed all of this week's modules and associated quizzes. For questions about the content in the modules, please post to the Course Forum.
Week 3: Modeling (2 - 8 April)
This week is devoted to three required modules on Hydrologic modeling.
By the end of this week, in addition to the required modules and quizzes, please make a post to the course forum that includes the title of your final assignment along with a description (2-3 sentence-long) of what you will discuss. In order to guide you about the nature of submission, four options are available. For detail, please see 'Final Writing Assignment Description'.
Week 4: Climate Variability and Remote Sensing (9 - 15 April)
This week, you are required to complete three online modules and associated quizzes. The first two modules present an introduction to polar-orbiting-satellite-based microwave remote sensing products that depict moisture and precipitation in the atmosphere and on land. The third module describes the terminology, global evidence, regional manifestations, and basic science of global climate variability and anthropogenic change, with a focus on water resources management.
Week 5: Forecasting Techniques, Verification, and Hydrometeorology (16 - 22 April)
In week five, you are required to complete the first 2 modules listed below. From the remaining four modules, you must complete at least one as per your interests.
This is also the week when you will need to begin preparations for your final writing assignment, which is due on 1100 hrs IST on Tuesday, 1 May.
Week 6: Project and Module Work Time (23 - 29 April)
This week, you will complete any modules you still need to finish. You can also take optional modules of your interest. You should also start working on your final writing assignment which is due for submission by 1100 hrs on Tuesday 1 May.
Please make a post to the course forum ( if not already done ) that includes the title of your final assignment along with a description (2-3 sentence-long) of what you will discuss from the four options available.