548-0139/01 – Relief and Hydrology Processes Modelling (MRaPH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Kateřina Růžičková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Kateřina Růžičková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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RUZ02 Ing. Kateřina Růžičková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Absolvents of this subject will be able to create digital terrain model and derive its basic hydrological characteristic. They will know basic principles, approaches and process of hydrological modelling. They will understand models classification too.

Teaching methods



The subject is aimed to digital terrain model creation, deriving of its hydrological characteristics and its hydrological applications. The part of syllabus are also basic principles and approaches of modelling; model classification and analysis of phases of modelling process.

Compulsory literature:

LI, Z., ZHU, Q., GOLD, Ch. Digital Terrain Modeling. Principles and Applications. CRC Press, 2005. 323 str. Dostupné Online. WILSON, J. P., GALLANT, J. C. Terrain Analysis. Principles and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. 479 str. SINGH, V.P. Hydrologic modeling: progress and future directions. Geosci. Lett. 5, 15 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40562-018-0113-z KWAST, J. a K. MENKE. QGIS for hydrological applications: recipes for catchment hydrology and water management. Chugiak, AK: Locate Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-9985477-8-7.

Recommended literature:

IMHOF, E. Cartographic Relief Presentation. ESRI Press. 2007. 379 p. WEIBEL, R. and HELLER, M. Digital Terrain Modelling. In Longley, A. P., GOODCHILD, M. F., MAGZIRE. J. D., RHIND, D. V. Geographic Information Systems. Wiley. 1991, p. 269-297. BRONSTERT, A., ed. Coupled models for the hydrological cycle: integrating atmosphere, biosphere, and pedosphere. Berlin: Springer, c2005. ISBN 3-540-22371-1. MCCUEN, R. H. Hydrologic analysis and design. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, c2005. ISBN 0-13-142424-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Individual project and classification test at the end of semester. The subject is closed with combined exam.


Other requirements

No additional requirements are imposed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to digital terrain modelling; terminology; types of models 2. Data structures for digital terrain model; data sources for digital terrain models 3. Methods for digital terrain models generation; Interpolation; Triangulation 4. Hydrological characteristics of digital terrain models 5. Basic application with digital terrain models; Flow direction, flow accumulation, catchment area, water streams ordering 6. Digital terrain representations 7. Basics of Modelling and Simulation; terminology 8. Basic principles of modelling, abstraction and generalisation 9. Advantages and disadvantages of modelling. 10. Models classification 11. Modelling methods and approaches 12. Phases of modelling and simulation process 13. Hydrological modelling; Run-of modelling 14. Water erosion modelling

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33 (33) 17
                Active attendance at siminars Laboratory work 12  8
                Individual project Project 11  5
                Test Written test 10  5
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 35
                Writen exam Written examination 50  25
                Oral exam Oral examination 17  8
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 70% attendance at seminars

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