Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

Hydrology and water cycle


Weather and climate are intimately related to the hydrological cycle and the land-surface processes. The interaction is two-way. On the one hand, precipitation and evaporation drive the terrestrial hydrological system with important implications for ecosystems and our economy (e.g. floods and droughts). On the other hand, land-surface processes affect the overlying atmosphere and thereby the climate system. This module provides an introduction into the hydrological sciences, with particular consideration of the weather / climate / land-surface link. The curriculum gives particular consideration to students with a solid background in atmospheric and climate science.


To provide an introduction to

The module will enable to students to

Module course list

Number Title Lecturer(s)
701-1250-00L Hydrological Processes and Modelling

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