MUDDY WATERS: Chicago's
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
By the end of today's
class, you should be able to do the following:
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.
Demonstrate how to construct a cross
section of a stream channel by making and recording measurements of
width and depth of the stream.
Demonstrate how to measure velocity of
a stream using two methods: the float method, and a flow meter.
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.
List the requirements of this week's
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.
Dr. Ken Voglesonger
Dr. Laura Sanders
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