MUDDY WATERS: Chicago's
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:
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.
Calculate discharge of a stream based
on measurements of width, depth, and velocity.
Determine what direction a stream flows
based on the topographic contour lines crossing the stream on a
Summarize the general flow directions
of streams throughout the Chicago area.
Perform a field reconnaissance of the
NEIU campus, recording on a map the topographic highs and lows, and
marking surface water flow directions.
Determine the depth of the NEIU campus
detention basin using surveying methods.
Explain the purpose of the campus
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.
Dr. Ken Voglesonger
Dr. Laura Sanders
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