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Geography Field Studies



Geography Leaving Certificate - Geographical Investigation 2017

ĎAn investigation of the impact of the processes of transportation, and deposition in a fluvial (river) land-formí

OUR TOPIC: MEANDER STUDY

The stage of the river could be classified as the mature stage of the river, with a very obvious meander, with evident erosion and deposition taking place along the course. We have three study sites only 30m-40m apart.

Hypothesis

The processes of transportation and deposition have a significant impact on the formation of a fluvial landform known as a meander.

Aim

To prove that Transportation and Deposition contribute to the migration of the river channel at a meander.

Method
  1. Measure the river velocity and discharge on the outside and inside of a river meander to prove the velocity decrease on the inside.
  2. Measure the transverse gradient to analyse the shape of the river valley.
  3. Analyse the bedload across a transection of the valley profile
  4. Compare historical maps with current map to check for migration of meander
  5. Compare geological maps of the area to determine bedrock as an aid to determine transportation is occurring.

PROGRAMME BRIEF

This is a sample programme brief:

  • Groups Arrive @ 10am
  • Introduction & class work
  • Start at fieldwork site @ 11am
  • Lunch at 1.30pm followed by results confirmation
  • Finish at 2.30pm

For a more detailed programme brief or additional information and a sample of a worksheet please Contact Us

GEOGRAPHY FIELD STUDIES
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