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GEO 328W GEO 328W. Vadose Zone Hydrology. 3 Hours.

Introduction to hydrologic processes occurring in the vadose zone (unsaturated zone), the subsurface region between the ground surface and groundwater. Focus on the physical processes that govern the movement of water in variably saturated porous media, and the exchange of mass and energy at Earth's surface. Explore theoretical and applied aspects, measurement techniques and computational tools, and environmental challenges of the vadose zone. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Geological Sciences 328W and 371T (Topic: Vadose Zone Hydrology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Geological Sciences 346C, 476K, or 376S with a grade of at least C-.