Hydrometeorology (Fall)

Lec.3    Credit .3

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CEE 3420 and CEE 5420 or consent of instructor. Theory and observations of hydrological processes in land-surface and atmosphere. Exchanges of mass, heat and momentum between soil, vegetation, or water surface and overlying atmosphere. Precipitation processes, radiation and clouds, atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, coupled balance of moisture and energy, soil moisture and climate feedbacks, hydroclimatology, monsoonal flow and thunderstorms. Emphasis on recent research and modern methods for data analysis and modeling.


Physical Hydrology (Lawrence Dingman).


  • Wallace, J and Hobbs P. Atmospheric Science: An introductory Survey, Academic Press/Elsevier Sciences.
  • Lutgens, Tarbuck and Tasa 2008. The Atmosphere. 10th Edition. Prentice Hall.
  • Bras, R. 1998. Hydrology.


Faisal Hossain, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


This course is designed to introduce graduate students to natural mechanisms for land atmosphere
interaction that dictate the dynamics of the water cycle.

Computer Usage

  • Spreadsheet applications.
  • Internet/word processing applications for project reporting
  • C, FORTRAN, or MATLAB application for class project involving real-world problems.


The student will be required to submit various types of written assignments during the semester. The instructor requires that all written portions of the assignments be done in a professional manner (neatness, grammar, sentence structure, and spelling). Substandard work will be returned without a grade. Once the student has returned the corrected assignment, the instructor will determine the effect on the assignment grade. All laboratory and course project reports will be prepared using a word processing program.


Every CEE project report should be accompanied by an Executive Summary. The Executive Summary should include following information: a) Title of the report; b) Name(s) of the author(s); c) Objectives of the project; d) Outlines of project activities; e) Summary of project outcomes (findings); and f) Comments and discussions if any. The length of an Executive Summary should be less than a page. The Executive Summary should be placed after the cover page of a project report.

Instructor: Faisal Hossain
Time and Place:TBA
Office Hours: By email or by appointment
Office Location: PH332
Email: fhossain@tntech.edu
Tel: 931-372-3257