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MUDDY WATERS: Chicago's Environmental Geology
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:

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Analyze the data from last week's beach sediment sampling field work.  (Your data are due today; see the Assignments page!)

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Use a soil auger to sample soil and sediments from a floodplain. 

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Survey a floodplain topographically to determine high and low areas.

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Perform a textural analysis of sediment samples according to the USDA's Guide to Texture by Feel.

w 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.


 

Your Instructors:
Dr. Ken Voglesonger

Dr. Laura Sanders

Your Peer Mentors:

Brian Dix

Sarah Paulis