1) Which of the following conditions in NOT necessary for a flowing artesian well?
a. A sufficient amount of local rainfall to replenish the surface aquifer
b. An aquiclude above the aquifer layer into which the well is placed
c. A distant
A: Outer Bark: the tree's protection from the outside world. Continually renewed from
within, it helps keep out moisture in the rain and prevents the tree from losing moisture
when the air is dry. It insulates against cold and heat and wards
Wind and Disturbance in CT
Storms at different times of year take particular paths into New England
By looking at the direction trees have fallen, you can get a sense of what kind of storm the windthrown tree succumbed to
Perhaps the most widespread damag
NO CLASS ON FRIDAY! (still lab, but not lecture)
Rate of Decomposition:
Physical: nature of the litter material
Chemical: nature of the litter material (quality)
Temperature & moisture of the soil environment
Aeration (aerobic vs. anaerobic)
Questions for Topographic Map Lab
Name: Bianca DAgostino
Q1: How are marshes and forested areas designated on the map? blue grass lines, forests are
Q2: What do the dashed blue lines found in Mansfield Hollow State Park symbolize? The area is
Data extraction: creating a subset of features from one data set based on the geographic
extent of another
Overlays: combination of 2 or more data sets to create a new data set
Proximity: finding areas that are near features
Practical: 6 stations, 10-15 minutes to do the questions at each station. NO TALKING. If in Thursday lab,
ignore the lab on forest cover since we stayed inside. Will be in an undisclosed location!
Nectria: What is it about?
Blights-fungus on dead snags in
What Shapes a Forest?
*Read the Forested Landscape!
Chapter 1: The Age of Discontinuity
Chapter 4: Nutria
Chapter 6: Pillows and Cradles
Have field guide during Lab!
-What Shapes a Forest?
If you are in the Thursday lab, we already did this lab-this is mainly for people who did not do
the GIS lab in the lab yet!
What is GIS?
A GIS is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, analyzing and
displaying geographically refe
Fragmentation: if you have a zone as part of Mansfield with a road going through, the 2 chunks of the
landscape are separated by the road
Stone Wall Age:
The age of a stone wall is indicated by:
Growth of other plants from the wall
Attribute Tables and Vector Data:
Each vector feature has an entry in the attribute table associated with it
Raster Data Model:
Regular grid of cells
Each cell represents an area on the ground
Value assigned to cell represents attri
Study Guide for GIS Modeling of Environmental Change Exam 1
General Topics from Lectures
The scientific method and our natural environment
Compass use, orienteering, and basic field mapping
General exam approach and for
Useful Information from Presentations
I have only included information here that might be on the exam. I have put terms that might
end up as answers to fill-in-the-blank questions in bold. Cases where I give a list of sub-bulleted
points may turn up as a
LAB X: TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS
HuskyCT Lab Folder X
Topographic maps (topos) are important sources of spatial geographic information. Knowing
how to read and use topos is important in almost all areas of geography. Topographic maps a