Objectives 1
Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

PRINCIPLES OF HYDROGEOLOGY
ESCI 337
Spring, 2009

Daily Objectives #10 (February 17, 2009)                                        Dr. Sanders

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

Hydraulic Properties of Rocks and Sediment


v  Define and describe how one can measure the following properties:

            porosity (n)                                  effective porosity (ne)        
            specific yield (Sy )                       specific retention (Sr )               
            intrinsic permeability (Ki )        hydraulic conductivity (K)
We did not get to these today--will do next time!
           

v  Explain the relationship between specific yield, specific retention, and porosity.

v  Explain the relationship between porosity and effective porosity.

v
  Tell in what units of measurement each of these properties is expressed.

v
  Give typical ranges of each of these hydraulic properties for various types of sediments, and explain any trends in the ranges.

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