ENVIRON 226SK. Field Methods in Earth and Environmental Sciences – Nicholas School Undergraduate Programs

ENVIRON 226SK. Field Methods in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Introduction to basic field methods used in the earth and environmental sciences. Field investigations focus on topics such as groundwater and surface water movements, soil chemistry and identification, topographic and geologic mapping, the atmosphere/soil interface, and plant identification and distributions. Design of a field investigation, collection of data to address a specific goal, and interpretation and reporting of the results. Emphasis on learning to report field results in the format of scientific publications. Visits to five local field sites. Open only to juniors and seniors. Taught at Duke Kunshan University. Instructor: Klein or Dwyer. 1 unit. C-L: see Earth and Ocean Sciences 226SK