EARTH231

Water Resources, Weather and Climate

New Zealand's water resources are coming under increasing pressure for human use, while their management requires that they also provide for healthy freshwater ecosystems. This paper describes the key physical processes that influence the distribution of water in space and time from a New Zealand perspective. Topics covered include atmospheric processes at a range of space and timescales that ultimately affect the availability of water across New Zealand's diverse landscapes, including changes in climate into the future; a description of New Zealand's water resources and key hydrological processes acting on water and affecting its availability; and utilisation and modification of hydrological systems and processes by human activities.

EARTH231 - 18A (HAM)

15.0 Points

New Zealand's water resources are coming under increasing pressure for human use, while their management requires that they also provide for healthy freshwater ecosystems. This paper describes the key physical processes that influence the distribution of water in space and time from a New Zealand perspective. Topics covered include atmospheric processes at a range of space and timescales that ultimately affect the availability of water across New Zealand's diverse landscapes, including changes in climate into the future; a description of New Zealand's water resources and key hydrological processes acting on water and affecting its availability; and utilisation and modification of hydrological systems and processes by human activities.

Prerequisite(s): EARTH101 or ENVSC101 or ERTH103 or ERTH104 or ENVS101 or GEOG103

Restriction(s): ERTH245

Internal assessment/examination ratio: 1:1

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Available Subjects:  Earth Sciences | Environmental Engineering | Environmental Planning | Environmental Sciences | Hydrology

Paper details current as of : 20 September 2017 4:40pm
Indicative fees current as of : 22 September 2017 4:30am

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