Water on Earth: An Introduction (edX)

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Water on Earth: An Introduction (edX)
This course covers the flow of water as it falls to the earth and travels towards rivers, lakes and oceans. This includes the basic concepts and definition of a watershed, including how to delineate watershed boundaries. Water budgets and water fluxes will also be introduced, along with the different components of the hydrologic cycle. Finally, Geographic Information Systems will be used to develop a basic model of a watershed in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

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This course is part of the Water and Global Human Health MicroMasters® Program.


What you'll learn

- Describe watershed components and watershed delineation

- How to measure precipitation and estimate mean areal precipitation

- Describe and estimate evaporation, evapotranspiration and interception

- Conceptualize and estimate infiltration, recharge and groundwater flow

- Assess the impacts of surface and subsurface processes on water quality and quantity



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