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ORM7380Soil Erosion Simulation Models3+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 of soil erosion simulation methods and their usage art and area.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : describe soil erosion and their main processes.1,2,3,4,51
PO - 2 : explain the main differences between the soil erosion simulation models.1,2,3,4,52
PO - 3 : apply various soil erosion simulation models to the problematic areas.1,2,3,4,53
PO - 4 : understand the historical development of the simulation models1,2,3,4,55
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 concept of soil erosion, their formations, the factors affecting the process and the forms of soil erosion. Development processes of the soil erosion simulation models. The specifications of the common known and used soil erosion simulation models (USLE, RUSLE, WEPP, OPUS, EPIC, CREAMS, EUROSEM, ANSWERS) and their precisions. New calculated or developed simulation models and their main specifications.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Soil erosion introduction
 Week 2Soil erosion measurements methods
 Week 3Historical development of the soil erosion simulation methods
 Week 4Soil erosion simulation methods
 Week 5USLE
 Week 6RUSLE
 Week 7EPIC
 Week 8Mid-term exam
 Week 9OPUS
 Week 10CREAMS
 Week 11WEPP
 Week 12ANSWERS
 Week 13EUROSEM(2D, 3D)
 Week 14Aplication techniques of the soil erosion simulation methods
 Week 15Evaluation of the soil erosion simulation methods
 Week 16End-of-term exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Ders notları ve makaleler
2Ders notları ve makaleler
 
Recommended Reading
1Schwertmann, U. at all., 1987. Bodenerosion durch Wasser, Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart.
2Schwertmann, U. at all., 1987. Bodenerosion durch Wasser, Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart.
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 8 25/11/2021 2 30
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 13 23/12/2021 2 20
End-of-term exam 16 13/01/2022 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
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 için hazırlık 2 6 12
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Total work load200