TVM4106 - Hydrological Modelling


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer

Course content

Lumped and distributed precipitation - runoff models. Updating and inflow prognosis. GIS systems in hydrological applications. Floods and flood warning. Snow hydrology. Models of river systems. Simulation of hydropower systems.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student should have knowledge of:
- How hydrological models can be used for planning and operation of power plants
- 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
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. Field exercises. Lectures in English. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field exercises
  • Computer exercises

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 2013

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English


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

Department with academic responsibility

Phone: 73 59 46 40


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2013-12-19 15:00
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Summer KONT Skriftlig eksamen 100/100
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