Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 337
Fall, 2007

Reminder: Homework #1 is due at class time today!

Daily Objectives #3 (September 4, 2007)                                        Dr. Sanders

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

v Wells and Ground Water Systems:

NOTE: The remainder of the material here is what we would be doing if we were staying indoors due to rain this evening.  But the weather is great! So we'll do it later this week/semester.
    q surface water
q    ground water
    q boundaries of the flow system
    q flow directions (use arrows)
    q flow velocities (show areas of fast/medium/slow flow)

Water Flow:  Describe in words what makes water flow.  Using simple sketches, show how water would flow from one container (like a rain barrel) into another if they were connected by hoses.  Explain what would make water flow from one portion of a saturated porous medium (e.g. sand with water in it) to another portion of the same medium.

Drainage basins: Explain in words what a drainage basin is.  Using a topographic map, select any point on a stream and delineate the drainage basin for that point.

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