Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121, Fall 2006

Daily Objectives #26 (November 28, 2006)                                                                        Dr. Sanders

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

CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONS

*  Identify and use the five components common to all maps: title, north arrow, key/legend, coordinate system, scale.

*  Complete a topographic maps worksheet using several different maps to perform tasks such as these: identify features, use the key, measure distances, and use coordinate systems.

NEW THIS TIME


* Explain what the terms drainage area, watershed, and drainage basin mean. 

* Describe some of the ways in which various watersheds might differ from each other (e.g. size of drainage area, degree of urbanization, and so on).

* Use the stream table to examine the processes of erosion, transportation, and deposition of sediment.

* Graph the stream data you collected in preparation for an exercise next time: graph discharge vs. time, showing the 10 days before the peak flow, the day of the peak flow, and the 10 days following the peak flow.
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