Goals and Objectives


Goals and Objectives


  • Explain the distribution and dynamics of water at the surface and in the subsurface of the Earth
  • Synthesize data and information from multiple reliable sources
  • Interpret graphical representations of scientific data

Learning Objectives

In completing this module, you will:

  • Identify and describe the processes by which precipitation accumulates, moves through, and is transported out of a watershed
  • Describe the physical differences between terrestrial and stream systems
  • Qualitatively evaluate stream gage data
  • Visually identify various common channel morphologies in Google Earth
  • Describe physical characteristics of a river channel, including stream order, number of channels, and sinuosity
  • Analyze how topography influences water movement over land