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FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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MUDDY WATERS: Chicago's Environmental Geology
EARTH SCIENCE 109W

DAILY OBJECTIVES: October 15, 2010 


Today we will start our work in the classroom, and then will head to the Irene C. Hernandez Picnic Area of the LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve (approximately 1.7 miles from campus, at about 4500 W. Foster Avenue).  We will be wading in the river using hip waders, and it will be cold, so dress accordingly!

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

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Explain what the term discharge means as it applies to stream flow, state the formula for discharge in terms of velocity and cross-sectional area, and tell in what units of measurement discharge is expressed.

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Demonstrate how to construct a cross section of a stream channel by making and recording measurements of width and depth of the stream.

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Demonstrate how to measure velocity of a stream using two methods:  the float method, and a flow meter.

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Demonstrate how to calculate discharge of a stream based on the cross-sectional area and velocity measurements from the North Branch of the Chicago River. 

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List the requirements of this week's homework assignment.

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 October 15, 2010.


 

Your Instructors:
Dr. Ken Voglesonger

Dr. Laura Sanders

Your Peer Mentors:

Brian Dix

Sarah Paulis