May 12-June 17, 2016
Syllabus (released Jan)
for Hydro Field Camp
You should have at least completed
the junior year in a geology or similar Bachelor's degree program.
We strongly recommend, but do not require, that
you take a class in hydrogeology before coming to field camp. You
will get more out of the field camp experience if you already know the
Students enrolled for graduate credit must have an undergraduate
degree and must have taken an undergraduate class in hydrogeology.
is a list of equipment that you will need, or is recommended, for
field camp. Some items are available locally.
Other items can be
ordered. Ben Meadows and Forestry Suppliers carry the items, as do
a variety of other companies. The product codes for some of the suggested
items are given below. The websites for those suppliers are listed
below, and the catalogs are available in 337 Brackett.
The items listed
below (through the calculator) are needed on the first day of class.
will need a bound book with lines and graph paper. The bookstore
has some, also Forestry Supplier, 49352
- Compass: You
will need a compass that has a sighting mirror and an inclinometer.
Here are several that will work.
- Suunto MC-2, Ben
- Silva Ranger,
Type 15, Ben Meadows 101924
- Brunton, Eclipse
Model 8099, Forestry Supply 37400
A Brunton pocket
transit will also work well, but they are considerably more expensive
than the compasses
- Clipboard: Conventional
clipboard will be satisfactory. A clipboard with a cover is preferred
, and one that will store extra sheets
is even better.
protractor: This is both a ruler with parallel lines and
a protractor. It is handy for drawing
a few of them,
they are useful
scale: Available at Bookstore or Clemson Variety and Frame Forestry Supplier,
paper: 5 or 10 squares per inch
- Calculator: something to do simple calculations in the field
- Hand lens: Available at Bookstore, the one you have from mineralogy would be fine.
- Colored pencils: useful if you already own them
- Rock hammer: useful if you already own one
- Acid bottle: useful if you already own one
We will be outside
in a variety of conditions and you should have the appropriate clothing
and equipment to
take care of your personal comfort. Shorts and
a T-shirt will be fine for most days, but
long pants are recommended for some
It is probably best to avoid wearing sandals
because they can be uncomfortable in tall grass and uneven
terrain. These things
will be useful during some
of the activities
- Comfortable shoes, boots with ankle support even better
- Rubber boots,
waders, or some type of footwear you can get wet and muddy (I use
old athletic shoes) (photos will be added)
- Insect repellent
- Rain gear
- Field backpack
- Water bottles
You should be prepared to eat lunch in the field every day. Some
days we will be in the department and
it will be possible to buy something to eat. However, it will often be
inconvenient to buy
are in the
Clemson, so you should
bring something to eat
or you may get hungry by dinner