By
the end of today's class, you
should be able to do the following:
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Properties of Porous Materials
 Define the following terms, using appropriate units of
measurement: hydraulic
conductivity and permeability,
and explain the difference between them.
 Characterize rocks and sediments in terms of their
hydraulic conductivity and permeability,
giving typical ranges of values of these properties for each type of
rock and sediment.
 Define the terms aquifer and aquitard, giving
examples of rocks/sediments that might compose each.
 Explain what makes water flow.
 Define the term hydraulic gradient.
 Find total hydraulic head at any point in a system of tubes
and buckets (e.g. a siphon) and correctly predict which way flow will
proceed (if at all).
 Use Darcy's
Law by applying it to a permeameter system.
