CHICAGO ROCKS!  Geology in the City
ESCI 109, Section 02
Fall 2009

Daily Objectives #22 (November 19, 2009)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders


By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

Topographic Maps

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  (Review)  Use contours on a topographic map to find the location of stream valleys.

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  (Review)  Determine the direction of flow of a stream using contours on a topographic map.

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  (Review)  Sketch what a stream valley would look like on a topographic map. 


Stream Processes

w  (Review) Define the meaning of the term watershed (drainage basin).

w  Show how to delineate a watershed using a topographic map.

Group Project

w  List and describe the characteristics of a productive and contributing team member.

w  Working in the assigned project groups, begin the process of investigating your study area.

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