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?