MUDDY WATERS: Chicago's
EARTH SCIENCE 109W
DAILY OBJECTIVES: November 5, 2010
Today we will be going to visit a floodplain of the North Branch of the
Chicago River. It will be cold, so dress warmly!
Before you come to class,
read this handout, which you also got via e-mail. There will
be a Quiz on the handout! In addition, you should find out what a
floodplain is and be ready to describe it on the quiz.
By the end of today's
class, you should be able to do the following:
Analyze the data from last week's beach
sediment sampling field work. (Your data are due today; see the
Use a soil auger to sample soil and
sediments from a floodplain.
Survey a floodplain topographically to
determine high and low areas.
Perform a textural analysis of sediment
samples according to the
USDA's Guide to Texture by Feel.
Write a list what you must bring to next week's class, and a description
of how you should be dressed for class.
Department of Earth Science
| Northeastern Illinois University
Copyright 2010 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
November 5, 2010.
Dr. Ken Voglesonger
Dr. Laura Sanders
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