Classroom, Lab and Field Exercises in Hydrogeology
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Dilutions and Spectral Properties of Solutions part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
The purpose of this week's lab is to - prepare calibration standards - use a UV-Vis spectrometer to determine the spectral peaks for several dye solutions, and create a calibration curve - calculate how much ...
Isotopes in the Hydrogeologic System part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
The students will use activities to understand atomic mass and isotopes and stable isotopic fractionation in the hydrologic system.
Particle Size Analysis, Soil Texture, and Hydraulic Conductivity part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
Lab: Particle Size Analysis, Soil Texture, and Hydraulic Conductivity
Analysis of Hydrochemical Data part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
In this activity students examine groundwater flow path based on hydraulic head data/ potentiometric surface and spatial variation of groundwater chemistry. Students analyze the data using AquaChem and Phreeqc ...
Soil Under the Microscope Mini-Workshop part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This mini-workshop is a brief introduction to the use of the polarized light microscope for thin-section analysis of soils, known as micromorphology. It assumes only a rudimentary knowledge of mineralogy and ...
Spreadsheet analysis of chemical hydrographs part of Activities
This is a good activity to have students practice spreadsheet analysis skills on a medium large data set. It also helps them understand stream hydrographs and baseflow/quickflow components.
Borehole Logging from Sample Collection to Borehole Geophysics part of Activities
Drilling the borehole is only the beginning. Data collection, handling and interpretation are the most important aspects to the field hydrogeologist. This session will use an exercise that combines both physical ...
Observations on Darcy's Law part of Activities
Students measure flow rates through the Darcy columns made of water bottles filled with different types and amount of porous material. They observe how all of the parameters in Darcy's law affect the flow ...
Creating a Water Table Map for Newark Road Prairie part of Activities
This field exercise emphasizes visualization of the water table over construction of a water table map. Students develop a water table map from scratch, including installing shallow monitoring wells, surveying ...
Using GIS to Construct Water Table Maps and Flow Nets part of Activities
Seepage lake elevation data from the Sand Hills of Nebraska is used to construct a water table map and flow net using ESRI's ArcMap software. Students learn how to use GIS software to analyze patterns of ...