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.

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.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): EARTH101 or ENVSC101 or ERTH103 or ERTH104 or ENVS101 or GEOG103
Internal assessment / examination: 50:50
Restriction(s): ERTH245

Semesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
19A (HAM)A Semester : 25 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019 Hamilton

Timetabled Lectures

The Timetable for 2019 is not available.


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2019 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

The following 2018 paper outlines are available for EARTH231. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2019 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Earth Sciences | Chemical and Biological Engineering | Environmental Engineering | Environmental Planning | Environmental Sciences | Hydrology

Other available years: Water Resources, Weather and Climate - EARTH231 (2018)

Paper details current as of : 11 October 2018 3:33pm
Indicative fees current as of : 5 June 2018 4:30am

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