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 Saturated Permeabilty

The Guelph permeameter is used to determine the saturated permeablity in the vadose zone. (link to Guelph data sheet)

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

For high permeability soils allow flow from both tubes or you will frequently have to refill the small tube. For low permeability soils, flow is so slow use only the inner tube or time between measurements will test your patience and eyesight.

Larry Murdoch explaining how the permeameter works.

Water level readings are taken until the flow rate is stable.

 
     



Last Updated: January 11, 2005 -- Questions or comments, contact Larry Murdoch.
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