COURSE CALENDAR
Principles of Hydrogeology (ESCI 337)
Fall 2013

  WEEK OF (Monday) UNIT TOPICS TASKS AND DEADLINES
(All deadlines are Central time.)  For calendar format, click here.
  ALL You are expected to post in the Discussion Forum at least twice per week (including any specific assignments to do so) on at least two different days. The "Lab Connection" forum is ungraded and does not satisfy this requirement.
1 AUG 26 COURSE INTRODUCTION Preparation and review.  Course introduction.

* Post introduction in Discussion Forum. 
* Post "Online Study: Quantitative Measurements" work by 11:59 pm, Monday, Sep 2.
* Complete "Lab 1: Laying the Foundation", by 5:59 pm, Thursday, Sep 5.
* Complete the assessment. (It will be posted on Friday this week) by 11:59 pm Thurs, Sep 5.

2 SEP 2 THE BIG PICTURE The Hydrologic Cycle.  Working with water quantities.  Experimental design. * E-mail your work on the hydrologic cycle by 11:59 pm Friday, Sep 6.
* Upload your answers to Problem 13 into the dropbox by 5:59 pm Tue Sep 10.
* Complete Lab 2A on Designing a Stormwater Management System by 5:59 pm Tue Sep 10.
3 SEP 9 * Schedule a one-hour time slot with 1-2 other students and Dr. Sanders.  See the lab for more info.
* Post global water budget analogy in Discussion forum by 11:59 pm Sat Sep 14.
* Post Discussion Forum report on your "Your porosity measurement designs" by 11:59 pm Sat, Sep 14.
* Post critique of classmates' measurement method by 5:59 pm Tues, Sep 17.
* Complete Lab 2B on Porosity, and Water in Wells.  Parts 1 and 2 are due by 5:59 pm Tues Sep 17
* Part 3 must be completed by 5:59 pm on Monday Sep 16, and can be completed only through advance scheduling with Dr. Sanders.
4 SEP 16 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF FLUID FLOW Properties of porous media.  Why does the flow go?  Darcy's Law. *Work Problems 5 and 9 at the end of Chapter 3 and upload to the dropbox by Sat
* Meet with me for 5 minutes and show me your "From Porosity to Permeability" flashcards.  Due by 5:59 pm Tues Sep 24.
* Complete Lab 3A: "Water Flow Explorations"
* Begin work on next week's lab, in a group.  Schedule your meetings so all can attend, using the Lab Connection discussion forum.
5 SEP 23 * THIS CALENDAR WILL BE UPDATED AS THE SEMESTER PROGRESSES.
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7 OCT 7 DEFINING AND MAPPING FLOW SYSTEMS Mapping ground water.  Hydrostratigraphy.  Defining flow systems. *
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10 OCT 28 GROUND WATER MODELING Ground water modeling principles.  Ground Water modeling practice. *
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13 NOV 18 GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION AND REMEDIATION Ground water contamination.  Remediation. *
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14 NOV 25
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Deadlines in Calendar Format
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AUG 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
SEP 1 2 Online Study: Quant Measurements due 11:59 pm. 3 4 5 Lab 1: Complete by 5:59 pm.
Pre-assessment due 11:59 pm.
6 Hydrologic Cycle due 11:59 pm. 7
SEP 8 9 10 Problem 1.13 due 5:59 pm.
Lab 2A due 5:59 pm.
11 12 13 14 Global water budget analogy due 11:59 pm.
Porosity meas. design due 11:59 pm.
SEP15 16 Lab 2B Part 3 (water wells) completed by 5:59 pm. 17 Critique of porosity meas design 5:59 pm.
Lab 2B Parts 1 and 2 due 5:59 pm.
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SEP29 30 OCT 1 2 3 4 5
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OCT 27 28 29 30 31 NOV 1 2
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