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Objectives #27 (December 6,
the end of today's class, you
should be able to do the following:
v Reading and Comprehending Hydrogeologic
an outline of the components of a scientific research paper.
a hydrogeological research paper and comment on its salient aspects.
v Reading Hydrogeologic Research Papers
Explore a number of hydrogeologic research papers and identify the structural/organizational
components that are common to most or all of them.
Working from the set of papers provided in class, examine one paper in
particular. All the papers provided describe projects that
involve remediating contaminated ground water. In small groups,
assign these aspects of the research to individual group members:
- Geologic setting: type of
sediments/rocks at the site; depositional environments (if
appropriate), thicknesses, structure
confined/unconfined aquifers, aquitards, hydraulic conductivities,
- Ground water flow: water levels,
flow directions, interactions with surface water
- Contaminant(s): What contaminants
are present at the site? Where are they found? (e.g. in the
ground water, soil, vadose zone, etc.)
- Remedial strategy: What was
done to try to clean up the ground water?
- Effectiveness of the strategy: How
well did it work? How can we tell? What evidence is
Last updated December 6, 2007.