Nov 30, 2023  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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GEOL 5530 - Physical Limnology


Physical parameters and processes in lake environments, including temperature, light, heat, oxygen, alkalinity, and dissolved ions. Labs include outdoor sampling and measurements.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Ten percent of the final grade is based on extra work. This involves an extra lab exercise which involves a computation of the respiration of a lake while balancing oxygen, carbon dioxide, and ammonia production ( like a Tier III capstone exercise).
  • Graduate students are expected to perform better than their undergraduate counterparts and actually help the undergraduates as they work through labs together.
  • Learn about the seasonal changes of lakes and the recycling of ions and compounds from lake water to sediments and back.
  • Learn field skills in collecting data on a nearby lake.
  • Learn how to calculate lake parameters such as lake morphometric indices, light transmission, heat budget, alkalinity, carbon dioxide and oxygen budgets, and lake respiration.
  • Learn how to construct maps and time diagrams of lake water cross-sections through the use of the program Surfer.
  • Learn the basic techniques in the analysis of lake basins and their waters, including lake morphometry, physical and chemical measurements of a lake water column using a sonde, and laboratory reconstruction of lake stratification and seasonal turnover.



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