Objectives 1
Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

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.

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

  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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