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Field trips to investigate water resource, water quality, and remediation projects. In-field implementation of pumping tests, slug tests, monitoring well installation and drilling techniques, geochemical and water quality sampling, seepage meters, minipiezometers, stream gaging, and electronic instrumentation for data collection. Introduction to gems and gemstones, physical and optical properties of gems and gemstones, explanation of where gems come from and how they are found, how to distinguish between synthetic and naturally occurring gems, how the value of gems are determined, and the history of famous gems. Lab emphasizes applied field and laboratory methods for hydrogeological investigations. Physical principles of groundwater flow, nature and origin of aquifers and confining units, well hydraulics, groundwater modeling, and contaminant transport.
Examination of watersheds as systems, emphasizing the surface components of the hydrologic cycle.
Basic hydrologic principles including climate, surface water, groundwater, and water quality.
Study of the occurrence, history, development, and management of world water resources.
An introduction to geologic processes and the consequences of human activity from local to global scales. Finite-difference and analytic-element methods, spreadsheet models, boundary conditions, calibration, sensitivity analysis, parameter estimation, particle tracking, and post-audit analysis.
Seismic, gravity, magnetic, resistivity, electromagnetic, and ground-penetrating radar techniques for shallow subsurface investigations and imaging. Introduction to the principles of modeling groundwater flow systems.
Activities include academic and social activities, talks and presentations on academic success, resume writing, and study abroad, as well as research talks by faculty members. A 6-week summer field course required of all geology majors.