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ORM7381Snow Hdrology and Avalanche3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Group study, Lab work
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Sezgin HACISALİHOĞLU
Co-LecturerNone
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
The course aims to provide the students with a general knowledge about snow hydrology and avalanche control methods.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : describe avalanche and their main specifications.1,2,3,4,5,61
PO - 2 : explain the main control methods and constructions against the avalanches.1,2,3,4,5,61
PO - 3 : apply various avalanche control methods to the problematic areas.1,2,3,4,5,63
PO - 4 : understand the effects of some processes to the avalanches1,2,3,4,5,65
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
The main hydrological properties of the Snow and their impacts about the Avalanche. Avalanche and Avalanche constitution. Introduction of the Avalanche control methods and their specifications. Avalanche watersheds and main specific control and constitutional solutions approach.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction of the snow
 Week 2physical spesifications of the snow
 Week 3Hydrological spesifications of the snow
 Week 4Chemical spesification of the snow
 Week 5Determination of the quality and quantity of the snow
 Week 6Introduction of the Avalanche
 Week 7Introduction of the avalanche watersheds
 Week 8Mid-term exam
 Week 9Avalanche creation forms
 Week 10Avalanche control techniques
 Week 11Avalanche control constructions
 Week 12Aplication of the avalanche contro construction to the avalanche watersheds
 Week 13Designing of the avalanche constructions
 Week 14Vegetatif avalanche control techniques
 Week 15Avalanches in Turkey
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Özyuvacı, N., 2001. Kar Hidrolojisi, İ.Ü. Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Yayınları, Yayın No.12, İstanbul.
2Özyuvacı, N., 2001. Kar Hidrolojisi, İ.Ü. Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Yayınları, Yayın No.12, İstanbul.
 
Recommended Reading
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 20/11/2009 2 30
Practice 12 11/12/2009 2 20
End-of-term exam 16 10/01/2010 2 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 14 42
Laboratuar çalışması 2 6 12
Arasınav için hazırlık 2 10 20
Arasınav 2 1 2
Uygulama 3 10 30
Ödev 3 10 30
Proje 2 10 20
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Total work load200