Hydrologic and Geochemical Source Areas
- General Objective: Determine source areas of water and water quality variables in a small oak-woodland-rangeland catchment in the dry summer subtropical climate.
- The location is the Sierra Foothills Research Center. TO check the weather, try looking it up for Smartsville, CA, which is the nearest town.
- Meet in the lobby of Veihmeyer Hall at 8:00 am sharp. We will not be back until 6 pm
- We will not be wading into a river, but there is a shallow creek network whose water levels and drainage density vary depending on the status of precipitaiton and soil moisture.
- Be prepared to get wet and/or muddy!
- Shoes should be hiking boots to cope with tall, wet grass, muddy soils, and a potentially slippery creek. Sneakers and flat shoes are not acceptable.
- The weather can be any thing from dry to rainstorm, so dress accordingly.
- You will face a more difficult clothing challenge in that you will be hiking up and down a safe but moderately steep hillside. You could be very cold when you leave the van, necessitating several warm layers, but then you will warm up as you hike and work. Therefore, you cannot go with just a single big, thick winter coat. You need many layers you can add and take off on top of your base layers.
- Bring your "rite-in-the-rain" notebooks!!!
- Bring a lunch, snacks, and at least 64 oz of drink!
Photos of the study area
Homework: Due 02/22/08 (2 weeks)