You will choose one conceptual idea from the list below. Each item in the list has a Chapter and Section number in parentheses to indicate the textbook section to use for reference as the starting point for creating your Concept Sketch.
In creating your Concept Sketch you will need to ensure the following:
Essential ideas all shown
AND Described in your own words
Important relationships correctly portrayed
No conceptual errors or evidence of misunderstanding.
Your Concept Sketch should be detailed, and clearly drawn
To not lose points, make sure that your Concept Sketch is properly labeled.
Your assignment should be completed one side of an 8½ ” x 11” sheet of paper.
You will turn in your Concept Sketch assignment by uploading a digital image of your sketch, either as a scanned copy, or a digital photograph (using a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet, etc.). To upload a digital copy of your sketches, use the link provided within Canvas. It is recommended that the digital copies be a jpeg or pdf file.
Please inspect your digital file before submitting it to make sure it is legible. If your submission is not legible, you will receive a grade of one point (1) for that assignment.
Please check that your concept sketch uploads are in the proper orientation, i.e., it should not be upside down or sideways. Several scanning apps are available for free online for your smartphone, tablet, or PC.
Questions. Choose 1 option from the list below.
1. Sketch and explain the differences in a glacier above and below the equilibrium line (11.2).
2. Sketch and explain the landforms produced by alpine glaciation (11.4).
3. Sketch and explain why a wave rises and breaks as it reaches shallow water, and sketch and explain why waves bend as they approach the shore at an angle (11.11).
4. Sketch and describe how waves move sand and other sediment on a beach (11.12).
5. Sketch and explain the hydrologic cycle, summarizing the processes that shift water from one part to another (12.1).
6. Sketch three types of drainage patterns and discuss what controls each type (12.3).
7. Sketch and describe how a stream transports solid and dissolved material (12.4).
8. Sketch and describe the difference between gradient, low-sinuosity, and high-sinuosity (meandering) stream (12.6).
9. Sketch and describe the typical geometry of the water table beneath a hill and a valley, showing the direction of groundwater flow (12.12).
10. Sketch and label the before-and-after development of a cone of depression in cross section, describing how it forms and which way groundwater flows (12.14A). Also sketch and describe the before-and-after of how groundwater pumping can cause saltwater incursion into coastal wells (12.14C).
11. Use a sphere to depict and identify the main belts of winds encircling Earth. Include the Horse Latitudes and the Equatorial Doldrums on your sphere. (17.1A).
12. Sketch and describe a simple map showing the thermohaline conveyor, identifying locations of descending and upwelling water and explaining why these occur (17.7B).