ABE 498 JAG - Problems in Critical Zone
Last offered Spring 2022
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in agricultural and biological engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary to a maximum of 16 hours.
Title: Global Engagement in Problems in the Critical Zone Description: This class offers students international experience developing analytical, computing, and cross-cultural skills to understand and solve water resource problems. Students will have a unique opportunity to engage with the USA, Brazilian and German partners to develop an international project related to soil & water resources, including ecosystem services and environmental and anthropogenic changing scenarios. The course will focus on linking fundamentals of hydrological processes with soil & water resources-related problems while fostering students to find potential solutions. Lectures will cover the critical zone, water pathways, groundwater recharge, interactions rainfall-forest, surface runoff generation, environmental modeling, interactions soils-plant-atmosphere, land-use scenarios, impacts of climate change, water footprint concepts, and remote sensing and GIS applications on water resource management. Furtherm