Prep. Questions

For the week of 26 November:

1 – Final projects are due this week – we will discuss poster printing.

2 – How are glaciers classified?

3 – How do glacier flow?

For the week of 19 November:

Short week – luckily though, we have 4 hours together on Monday.

1 – Read Dr. Crawford’s blog post on the Younger Dryas.

2 – Although this is more of a topic we will cover in Paleoclimate is brings up some good points as we learn about glacier.

3 – What is the Younger Dryas?

4 – How might such a dramatic climate event occur?

For the week of 12 November:

1 – Lab will be at the wellfield – it will be 44F so wear a hat.

2 – Stream patterns is the topic and a bit about how groundwater flows – we will use that information for the lab, otherwise take Hydrology next semester.

3 – The buried valley aquifer where we get our water are gravels from a braided stream – why was the stream braided?

For the week of 28 October:

1 – Lab will be in Scovel 305 – spreadsheet modeling.

2 – We will have an exam on Friday.

3 – Monday and Weds. we will discuss stream patterns and changes and the controls on these patterns.

4 – We will also discuss the flood hydrograph and what controls its shapes.

For the week of 22 October:

1 – What is stream competence and how is it measured?

2 – What is cavitation?

3 – What are the characteristics of braided, anabranching and meandering stream patterns?

4 – What is based level and how does it change globally and locally?

For the week of 15 October:

Back from break – we will be in Scovel 305 for lab.

1 – What is kinematic (dynamic) viscosity?

2 – What is an empirical equation?

3 – Go to this site and review (or learn for the first time) about the fundamentals of C-14 (we received our C-14 date from the organics from Spangler).

4 – We will need to calibrate this date in lab – what is radiocarbon calibration and why do we do it?

For the week of 1 October:

1 – What is a pressure transducer?

2 – How does a gaging station work?

3 – How is stream discharge measured and calculated?

4 -What is a gaining and losing stream?

For the week of 24 September:

1 – Lab will be in Scovel 305 working with Hydrologic data from the Killbuck. We will also discuss your class project during lab.

2 – What is a 100-year flood?

3 – What is a stream hydrograph? and what factors determine its shape?

4 – We will also be discussing hill slope evolution and slope stability. Here is a brief introduction that we will cover in class.

For the week of 17 September:

Here is the ppt. shown in Wednesday’s class.

1 -We will also go over building a cross-section from well logs.

2 – The will be an exam Friday.

3 – We will also be discussing hill slope evolution and slope stability. Here is a brief introduction.

For the week of 10 September:

1 – Keep track of the stream hydrograph for Killbuck on the Kilobuck River here. What is a hydrograph?

2 – What is the definition of permafrost?

3 – What is definition of solifluction?

For the week of 3 September:

1 – What is exfoliation?

2 – How do clay minerals facilitate weathering?

3 – We will be introducing soils. What is a soil?

4 – What are the five soil-forming factors?

5 – Take a look at this reading – it provides explanation of many of the terms we cover in class.

For the week of 27 August:

1 – In Wilkinson Article – what are their major findings and how does he use the  geologic record provide a perspective?

2 – What are the major controls (agents of change) on landscape formation/modification in Wooster over the past 2 million years?

3 – What is the definition of Weathering – how does it differ from erosion.

For Friday 24 August:

Welcome – Take a look at the Schumm article linked on the readings page and Wilkinson also on the readings page.

1 – What Epoch, Period and Era do we live in?

2 – How do geologists predict? according to Schumm?



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