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Here is the schedule from 2014. This model will be followed in 2016.

Date

 

Activity

 

May 14

W

8:30-9:15        Intro to course, notebooks
9:30-10:00      Professional hydrogeology
10:15-11:00   Water Cycle, nomenclature 
11:15-12:00   Spatial Mapping
1:00-5:00        Bowman Field Exercise 

Spatial Mapping Exercise, 1

15

Th

8:30-8:50        Exercise recap
8:50-9:40        Well drilling and completion
10-10:50         Hydraulic head  
11:15-12:00   Darcy’s Law and flow through pm
1:00-1:30       Transit, surveying overview
1:50-5:00       Surveying exercise, Gardens
                        Groups: 6(2) Grad, 5(3) undergrad             

Surveying Exercise, 2

16

F

8:30-8:45      Surveying recap   
8:45-9:35      Aquifer Properties
9:50-10:40    Pumping tests
11-12             Pumping test in class exercise
1:30-4:00      Pumping test demo, Gardens
4-8:30            Pumping test exercise,  Group 1
                          Groups: 3(4) Grad 3(4),1(5) undergrad             

Pumping Test Exercise, 3            

17

 

Pumping Test Exercise, Surveying
Group 2:  8-12
Group 3: 12-4
Group 4: 4-8

 

18

 

Pumping Test Exercise, Surveying
Group 5:  8-12
Group 6: 12-4
Group 7: 4-8

 

19

M

8:30-8:45      Pumping test recap
8:45-9:30      Hydraulic head maps and 3-pt problem
9:50-10:40    Slug tests
10:50-12:00  Slug tests, in class exercise
1:00-5:00      Slug test exercise, Gardens and Bottoms

Slug Test Exercise, 4
Clemson Bottoms Exercise 5

20

T

8:30-9             Slug test recap
9:20-10:10     Hydrogeology of the Southeast
10:30-12:00   Characterizing fractured rock
12:00             Exercise: borehole video, and packer tests

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Packer

*

*

 

 

 

 

 

Slug tests

 

 

*

*

 

 

 

Surveying

 

 

 

 

*

 

 

Bottoms

 

 

 

 

 

*

*

Borehole Exercise, 6

21

W

8:30-9:00       Recap

9:00-10:30     Borehole radar

11                    Well field exercise

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Packer

 

 

 

 

 

*

*

Slug tests

*

*

 

 

 

 

 

Surveying

 

 

*

*

 

 

 

Bottoms

 

 

 

 

*

 

 

Radar

11

12

1

2

3

4

5

Borehole Radar Exercise, 7

22

Th

8:30               Meet at Wellfield
                Well Field Project
a.m.

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Packer

 

 

*

*

 

 

 

Slug tests

 

 

 

 

*

*

 

Surveying

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

Bottoms

*

*

 

 

 

 

 

p.m.

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Packer

 

 

 

 

*

 

 

Slug tests

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

Surveying

*

 

 

 

 

*

 

Bottoms

 

 

*

*

 

 

 

Well field Project

23

F

8:30      Well Field Project

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Packer

Text Box: Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slug tests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surveying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottoms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 pm    Data analysis
4 pm    Data review meeting              

 

24

S

8:30           Hydrogeology of Mid-Continent,
                   Leave for Mammoth Cave

 

26

M

8:30           Karst in Mammoth Cave

 

27

T

8:30           Karst in Mammoth Cave

 

28

W

8:00           Fractured rock in Knoxville

 

29

Th

8:00           Fractured rock in Knoxville

 

30

F

Return to clemson

 

3

M

8:30-9:20    Vadose zone
9:40-10:20    Soil description
10:30-12:00  Soil description exercise in class
1:15-5:00  Soil description exercise Simpson Station

Soil Description Exercise, 7

4

T

8:30-9:20      Water balance
9:40-10:30  Water content and hydraulic head
11:0-12:00   Measuring water content demo
1:-5     Water content in class exercise

Water Content Exercise, 8

5

W

8:30-9:20      Flow in the vadose zone
9:40-1030     Permeability in the vadose zone
11:00            Permeability and flux exercise

Soil Flux Exercise, 9

6

Th

8:30-9:20     Characterizing surface water
9:40-10:30   Ground water-surface water interaction
11:00            Surface water exercise

Surface Water Exercise,10

7

F

Blue Ridge Geology
8:00  Brackett

 

10

M

8:30-9:20       Water Quality Overview
10:00-12:00   Sampling demo, EON
1:00-2:30       Water quality analysis methods
3:00-6:00       Field exercise, Gardens

Water Quality Exercise, 11

11

T

Clemson Watershed Project
8:30-10:00   Project overview, Brackett
10:30-12    Recon of field areas
1-3              Field planning
3:30-6        Ground Penetrating Radar,  Brackett  

 

12

W

Clemson Watershed Project
8:30-9          Daily planning, Field trailer
9-6            Groups 1,2,:    Surface equip
                  Groups 3,4:     Vadose equip, Radar
                  Groups 5,6,7   Saturated equip

 

13

Th

8:30-9          Daily planning, Field trailer
9-6            Groups 1,2,:    Vadose equip
                  Groups 3,4:     Saturated equip
                  Groups 5,6,7  Surface water, Radar

 

14

F

8:30-9          Daily planning, Field trailer
9-4            Groups 1,2,:    Saturated zone, radar                                                             .                Groups 3,4:      Surface water
                  Groups 5,6,7  Vadose
4-5            Status Review
6:30          Banquet

 

15

S

Watershed Project Field Work
Open access to equipment

 

16

S

Watershed Project Field Work
Open access to equipment

 

17

M

8:30-9         
9-6            Groups 1,2,:   Saturated zone, data review
                  Groups 3,4:   Surface water
                  Groups 5,6,7,  Vadose

 

18

T

8:30-9          Daily planning, Field trailer
9-6            Groups 1,2,:   Saturated zone, data review
                  Groups 3,4:   Surface water
                  Groups 5,6,7,  Vadose

 

19

W

Field Trip: Chattooga River Hydrology
8:30        Meet Brackett
6              return from field

 

20

T

Final

 

 



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