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FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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

DAILY OBJECTIVES: October 22, 2010 


Today we will start our work in the classroom, and then will head outside to examine the urban hydrology of our campus.  We may be walking in a muddy area, so wear shoes you don't mind getting muddy! 

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

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Review:  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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Calculate discharge of a stream based on measurements of width, depth, and velocity. 

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Determine what direction a stream flows based on the topographic contour lines crossing the stream on a topographic map.

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Summarize the general flow directions of streams throughout the Chicago area.

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Perform a field reconnaissance of the NEIU campus, recording on a map the topographic highs and lows, and marking surface water flow directions.

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Determine the depth of the NEIU campus detention basin using surveying methods.

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Explain the purpose of the campus detention basin. 

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 22, 2010.


 

Your Instructors:
Dr. Ken Voglesonger

Dr. Laura Sanders

Your Peer Mentors:

Brian Dix

Sarah Paulis