TVM4106 - Hydrological Modelling


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Lumped and distributed precipitation - runoff models. Data and data quality. Updating and inflow prognosis. GIS systems in hydrological applications. Floods, flood warning systems and flood zones. Snow hydrology. Simulation of land use changes.

Learning outcome

The student should have knowledge of:
- How hydrological models can be used for planning and operation of power plants, flood simulations and land use changes.
- Theorietical foundation of the models
- What simplifications and approcimations that must be made for practical use
- Which input required, uncertainty and errors in the data, and methods for correction
- Calibration, Uncertainty and evaluation of results.
- Use of GIS in hydrological modelling

Skills: Students will be able to:
- Calibrate and use rainfall-runoff HBV model to calculate drainage in a catchment
- Calculating snowmelt with a degree day model and an energy balance model
- Setup and application of a distributed model.

General competance:
Students can:
- Link between basic hydrological theory and application of models
- Choose between which problems that may be solved with simplistic models, and which require more complicated models
- Understand how GIS can be used for hydrologic and hydraulic calculations

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. Exercises and applications of computer models.

Compulsory assignments

  • Computer exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Killingtveit og Sælthun, Hydrology, 1997.
Beven, K. Rainfall runoff modelling, John Wiley, 2001.
Selected papers and book sections.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 1
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2020-12-11

Submission 2020-12-11

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring NY Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret til hjemmeeksamen som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed to home examination as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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