CHICAGO ROCKS!  Geology in the City 
                                                                                 ESCI 109
                                                                              Spring 2010

Daily Objectives #27 (April 20, 2010)                                                  J. Hemzacek and L. Sanders

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

w  Review:  For the following characteristics, compare and contrast the two kinds of streams found in "morainal country" (those that flow down the sides of the moraines, and those that flow through the intermorainal areas):

  4general direction of flow with respect to the moraine 4overall stream length
  4"steepness" of the stream 4flow velocity
  4amount of flow (e.g. big stream, little stream)  

w  Explain what the gradient of a stream is.

w  Demonstrate how to measure the gradient of a stream using a topographic map.

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