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Soils & Hydrology

CRSS/FANR 3060
COURSE MATERIAL
Fall SEMESTER 2016
INSTRUCTORS & OTHER INFO

Week 1
Lecture:
Landscapes
Lab: Maps; Rocks & Soil Profiles

 

Class Times:
Lecture: M W F, 11:15 am – 12:05 pm
Room 2401, Miller Plant Sciences
Lab: One of the following:
#1: W 1:25 pm – 3:20 pm
#2: W 3:35 pm – 5:30 pm
#3: R 8:30 am – 10:30 am
#4: R 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
#5: R 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Room 1201, Miller Plant Sciences

Instructors:
Dr. William P. Miller
Dr. Rhett Jackson
Dr. Todd Rasmussen
Teaching Assistants

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Final Exam:
Fri, Dec. 9, 12:00 pm


Other Info:
Syllabus & Detailed Course Outline
Chemistry Review (pdf)
Formulas & Terms to Know
Old Exams
Graves Mountain

Informational Links
Lab PowerPoints

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Miller’s Other Stuff :
CRSS 3540 (Soil Judging)

 

 

Week 2
Lecture:
Soil Profiles & Their Formation
Lab: Soil Properties & Profiles
Soil Texture
Munsell Color System
Soil Structure
Week 3
Lecture:
Soil Horizons & Classification
Lab: Soil Profiles & Classification
Soil Profile Pictures
Soil Profile Descriptions
Week 4
Lecture:
Physical Properties of Soils
Lab: Soil & Landscape Interpretation
Physical Prop. Calculations
Disc. Questions Wks 1-4
Week 5
Lecture:
Chemical Properties of Soils
Lab: Measuring Soil Physical Properties
Chemical Prop. Calculations
Week 6
Lecture:
Plant Nutrients
Lab: Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
Disc. Questions Wks 5&6
Week 7
Lecture:
Soil Biology & Productivity
Lab: Soil Sampling
Week 8
Lecture:
Fertilization
Lab: Soil Testing & Organic Matter
Exam 2 Problem Set
Fertilizer Calculations
Disc. Questions Ch. 7&8
Week 9
Lecture:
Soil Water
Lab: Soil Water
Soil Water PPT
Soil Water Problems 1
Week 10
Lecture:
Precipitation & Evaporation
Lab: Soil & Water Calculations
**BRING CALCULATOR**
Precipitation & Evaporation PPT
Disc. Questions 9&10
Week 11
Lecture:
Infiltration, Stream Flow & Groundwater
Lab: Rainfall & Runoff
Rainfall Simulator Data
Guelph Permeametor info
Infiltration, Stream Flow & Groundwater PPT

 

Week 12
Lecture:
Hydrologic Statistics & Hydraulics
Lab: Measuring Stream Flow
Hydrologic Statistics & Hydraulics PPT
Week 13
Lecture:
Erosion & Sedimentation
Lab: Discharge & Soil Erosion
Erosion & Sedimentation
Lecture Notes
Disc. Questions Ch. 13
Week 14
Lecture:
Soil Quality & Contamination
Lab: Heavy Metals in Soils & Water
Lab Suppliment How to Write a Lab Report
Soils for Environmental Quality & Waste Disposal
Week 15
Lecture:
Issues in Water Quality
Lab: Watershed Management
Issues in Water Quality
Water Quality in Lakes