Patricia Wiberg headshot
PW

Patricia L. Wiberg

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
215 Clark Hall
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1987
AS-ENVS Intercomparison of Suspended Sediment Concentration
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
October 01, 2012 – September 30, 2014
EVSC 3600: Physical Hydrology
Credits: 3
Studies the physical principles governing the flow of water on and beneath the earth's surface, including fundamental concepts of fluid dynamics applied to the description of open channel hydraulics, ground water hydraulics, and dynamics of soil moisture. Introduces elements of surface water and ground water hydrology and explores humanity's influence on its hydrological environment. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus.
EVSC 3601: Physical Hydrology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Field and laboratory experimentation illustrative of the hydrological cycle, including energy and mass transfer in surface and ground water. Corequisite: EVSC 3600.
EVSC 4080: Quantitative Methods in Environmental Sciences
Credits: 3
Introduction to quantitative techniques for problem solving in Environmental Sciences, including data analysis, data visualization, simple mathematical models, and basic concepts of computer programming [in R.] Lectures provide the necessary background material and computer-based assignments provide students with practical experience using the concepts presented in class. No previous programming experience is assumed.
EVSC 4559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVHY 5670: Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4
Studies the mechanics of fluids and fluid-related processes occurring at the Earth's surface, including laminar, inviscid, and turbulent flows, drag, boundary layers, diffusion and dispersion of mass, flow through porous media, and effects of the Earth's rotation. Emphasizes topics related to the environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Integral calculus and calculus-based physics.
EVGE 5840: Sediment Processes and Environments
Credits: 3
Studies the erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment; initial motion of sediment, bedload and suspended load transport and bedforms; and important sediment-transporting environments. Applies sediment transport theory to problems of geological and environmental interest. Prerequisite: one year of calculus and physics, or instructor permission; corequisite: EVGE 5841.
EVGE 5841: Sediment Processes Laboratory
Credits: 1
Laboratory and field investigations of sediment transport phenomena and readings of classic and current research. Corequisite: EVGE 5840.
EVSC 7080: Quantitative Methods in Environmental Sciences
Credits: 3
Introduction to quantitative techniques for problem solving in Environmental Sciences, including data analysis, data visualization, simple mathematical models, and basic concepts of computer programming [in R]. Lectures provide the necessary background material and computer-based assignments provide students with practical experience using the concepts presented in class. No previous programming experience is assumed.
EVSC 7559: New Course in Environmental Science
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of environmental science.
EVHY 7670: Numerical Methods in Hydrology
Credits: 3
Application of numerical methods to the solution of hydrological problems. The Matlab computational and plotting software is used for all examples and assignments, including finite difference and finite element solutions to equations describing the flow of water and transport of contaminants in the terrestrial environment. Prior knowledge of Matlab is not required. Prerequisite: EVHY 5000-level course.
EVHY 7999: Independent Study: Hydrology and Water Resources
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of hydrology and water resource analysis and interrelated areas.
EVGE 7999: Independent Study-Geosciences
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of geosciences and interrelated areas, emphasizing earth-surface processes.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.