Integrating hydrology and geophysics into a traditional geology field course: The use of advanced project options
Published:December 01, 2009
Robert L. Bauer, Donald I. Siegel, Eric A. Sandvol, Laura K. Lautz, 2009. "Integrating hydrology and geophysics into a traditional geology field course: The use of advanced project options", Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches, Steven J. Whitmeyer, David W. Mogk, Eric J. Pyle
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The incorporation of increasingly multidisciplinary aspects of geoscience curricula into a traditional geology field camp requires compromises. Among these, decisions about projects to reduce or eliminate and course prerequisites are two of the most challenging. Over the past 10 yr, the University of Missouri’s geology field camp has completed a two-stage plan to expand our projects in hydrology and geophysics while maintaining traditional aspects of our course and our standard prerequisites. The first stage added projects in surface and groundwater hydrology, seismic refraction, and surficial mapping during the fifth week of our six-week course, replacing an existing mapping project. The...