Montana State University-Bozeman
Snow Pit Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is the first exercise in a course titled Snow Dynamics and Accumulation. It asks student groups to describe snow pits and the variability in those snow pits in space. It can be used to understand the temporal variation of snow stratigraphy if it is repeated through a snow season. PLEASE do not be dissuaded from this exercise because it is written for a specific location. The ideas can be translated anywhere there is snow and the snow does not have to be exceptionally deep.
Assessment of Potential Well Yield, Gallatin Regional Park MT part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
This is a ground-water-resource-evaluation exercise. The project uses the Montana Ground Water Information Center well data base (accessible from the web) to perform the analysis with static water level, drawdown, specific yield, well logs, well depths and lithologic logs.