INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE

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INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121
Fall 2010
Section 0
6

DAILY OBJECTIVES

An extra credit opportunity due today has been posted on the Assignments page.

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

TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS AND STREAMS

w   Using the scale on a topographic map, find the distance between two points.

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  Determine the direction a stream flows based on a topographic map, using just the shape of the contours (not elevation labels).

w   Using a USGS topographic map, define and identify these landforms/features:
  ○  hill  ○  valley ○  stream
  ○  intermittent stream ○  lake  
  ○  floodplain ○  meander ○  oxbow (and oxbow lake)
  ○  watershed  divide ○  closed depression (basin)

w   Using USGS topographic map, tell how each of the following features is portrayed or symbolized on the maps, and find an example of each:

  ○  a benchmark  ○  a "Gaging Station" along a stream ○  closed depression (basin)
  ○  a forested or undeveloped area ○  an urbanized area   ○  a mine or quarry
    a very steep slope   a gentle slope  ○  a water tower
    a closed depression (basin)    

w   Using the stream table and topographic maps in the room, complete the attached worksheets.

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  Delineate a watershed based on a topographic map.

 
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