Hydrogeology Field Camp Methods
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Field Camp:
May 23-June 27, 2006

Syllabus (PDF format)

Methods
GPS and P&C
Transit and Stadia

Well  Installation

Saturated Zone
Slug tests
Pumping tests
Water Sampling and Quality

Vadose Zone
Soil Profiles & Properties
Moisture content

Permeability
Saturated Permeability
Air Permeability

Surface Water
Gauging and seepage meters

Geophysics
Surface Resistivity

Hydrogeologic Settings

Instructors

Estimated Costs

Requirements

Past Schedules

Vadose Zone Moisture Content

Students determine the moisture content of the vadsoe zone using tensiometers (tensiometer data sheet -- Excel document), TDR (time domain reflectometry), and weighing (wet vs dry).

(Click on images below to see full-size photos.)

(2000)
Using TDR to determine soil moisture content in a soil pit.

(2000)
Drive a pilot hole for the tensiometer with a sliding hammer.

(2001)
Cluster of tensiometers at different depths (1'-5').

(1999)
Installing the tensiometer in the hole.

(1999)
It's not always easy.

 



Last Updated: January 11, 2005 -- Questions or comments, contact Larry Murdoch.
School of Environment, Department of Geological Sciences -- Hydrology -- Hydrogeology Field Camp
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