Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

PRINCIPLES OF HYDROGEOLOGY
ESCI 337
Fall, 2007

Daily Objectives #7 (September 18, 2007)                                        Dr. Sanders

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

v Properties of Porous Materials:
  • Define the following terms, using appropriate units of measurement: porosity, effective porosity, specific yield, specific retention, hydraulic conductivity. 
  • Write formulas defining each of the properties in terms of volumes and in terms of the other properties.
  • Characterize rocks and sediments in terms of their porosity, effective porosity, specific yield, and specific retention, giving typical ranges of values of these properties for each type of rock and sediment.

Today's Agenda:


v Debriefing previous classes' activities
v Properties of Porous Materials: Define these properties of porous materials: porosity, effective porosity, specific yield, specific retention.  Write formulas to express each quantity.  Write a formula that relates specific retention and specific yield to porosity.

v Water Flow--Lab Explorations, continued:

    Activity for today (Click here for an MSWord copy of the instructions):
v Further experimentation on water flow (homework): Don't forget...you are working with a group to investigate some specific aspect of water flow.  Your experimental setup/results/conclusions should be ready to present by Thursday (Sept. 20).

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