Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 337
Fall, 2005

Daily Objectives #9 (October 3, 2005)                                        Dr. Sanders

Agenda: Survey on geospatial knowledge, continue with last week's lab work, present the results, investigate hydraulic properties.

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

v  Use simple lab apparati to investigate the movement of water through open conduits and through porous media: Bucket-to-Bucket Transfer, Capillary Action, Darcy Discovery, Draining Work, Holey Water Bottle, and Infiltration Observation. (If you didn't get it last week, you can still click here for an MSWord copy of the instructions.)

v Present your results.

v Define each of the following hydraulic properties of porous materials: 

                    porosity             effective porosity             specific yield             specific retention

v  Develop laboratory experiments to estimate the values of each of the hydraulic properties listed above.

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