Introduction to Hydrogeology

 

California State University, Fullerton


Department of Geological Sciences


INTRODUCTION TO HYDROGEOLOGY


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Instructor: Dr. W. Richard Laton, Geological Sciences


Office: MH 208a Phone: (657) 278-7514; FAX: (657) 278-7266; email: Wlaton@fullerton.edu


A general survey course in hydrogeology for students with minimal background in mathematics and chemistry.  The course is an introduction to the occurrence, movement, and contamination of ground and surface water.  Prerequisites: Geological Sciences 335, 360, 456, or equivalent.


The class will cover topics ranging from: Occurrence, movement and utilization of groundwater resources; geological, geophysical and hydrological methods for groundwater exploration and development to well hydraulics and groundwater contamination.


Class Hours: TBA


Office Hours: TBA and by appointment


Textbook:      Applied Hydrogeology, by C.W. Fetter.  Fourth Edition, Macmillan Publishing Company, 2001.


Topics Include:

  1. -The Hydrologic Cycle

  2. -Properties of Aquifers

  3. -Principles of Groundwater Flow

  4. -Groundwater Flow to Wells

  5. -Soil Moisture and Groundwater Recharge

  6. -Regional Groundwater Flow

  7. -Geology of Groundwater Occurrence

  8. -Water Chemistry

  9. -Water Quality and Groundwater Contamination

  10. -Groundwater Development and Field Methods

Copyright © 2011 W.Richard Laton, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Hydrogeology


California State University, Fullerton


Department of Geological Sciences


(657) 278-7514