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EARTHSC 1G03 Quiz: EARTHSC 1G03 - McMarsh Field Lab
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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
EARTHSC 1G03
Professor
Maureen Padden
Semester
Fall

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EARTHSC 1G03 McMarsh Field Lab McMarsh Field Lab ➢ Recall: Discharge is the amount of water that passes a point at a given time. o Discharge Q = w x d x velocity o m x m x m/s = m /s 3 o When measuring, there will always be some degree of uncertainty ▪ This can be somewhat remedied using integration (divide parts of the stream into smaller and smaller sections) ➢ Measuring Stream Velocity o Fastest stream velocity will be in the middle of the stream, down a bit from the top ▪ Least friction from bottom and sides of the river o Tips to keep in mind: ▪ Point the sensor upstream ▪ Keep the electronics (orange bag) out of the water ▪ Units: m/s ➢ Stream Chemistry o Measures: ▪ Temperature ▪ Electrical conductivity • Important because it indicates what is dissolved in the water • Converts conduc
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