Geo111 Structure of Exercise Reports
(List of Exercises)
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REPORT STYLE:  To give you experience in writing in the scientific style, all exercises will be written in the style of short scientific papers.  They need to introduce the topic, present the data and results, interpret and discuss the results.  The papers should be complete and include any figures and references that are appropriate to the topic.

 The usual structure of the reports will include:
 

  • Abstract: (200 words or less) a concise statement of the problem, the results, interpretations, and conclusions.  See attached bad example)

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  • Introduction: The introduction should give the perspective of the topic/problem and the objective of the report.

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  • Methods and Results:  What are the basic observations/data that you are using to address the topic and what are the results (not interpretations)?  This might include a description of some structure, results of a calculation, or a different plot of basic observations.  This section is the foundation for your subsequent interpretations and discussions, so present all the data/results needed to understand your conclusions.

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  • Discussion:  This section interprets and discusses the results presented in the previous section.  Here, you have the opportunity to present what your results mean and to draw conclusions.  You also need to include statements about uncertainty, assumptions, and other aspects of the interpretative process.

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  • Summary:  A brief summary of your conclusions, sometimes with a suggestion for further work.

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  • References:  Use standard AGU reference style.

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  • Figures with Captions:  Each figure should have a number and a short caption giving the important information (identification of axes, symbols, etc.) and source.

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    LENGTH: Double-spaced with font 12 so I can read it easily.  If appropriate, use key figures copied from journal articles.

    EVALUATION:  Each exercise will be evaluated relative to the tasks and questions asked for that exercise.  Written presentation will always be 10%.

    EXERCISES DUE AT BEGINNING OF CLASS HOUR ON THE ASSIGNED DATE.
    EXERCISES WILL BE DISCOUNTED 10% PER DAY LATE
    GEO111 LIST OF EXERCISES:

    EX 1 SEASONAL VARIABILITY OF ESTUARINE WATER PROPERTIES AND WATER MASSES

    EX 2 ESTUARINE WATER PROPERTIES, STATIC STABILITY, AND DISSOLVED OXYGEN

    EX 3 TIDAL FORCING AND TIDAL CHARACTERISTICS

    EX 4 TIDAL SPECTRA AND CROSS-SPECTRA

    EX 5 PROCESSING, EVALUATION, AND INTERPRETATION OF MOORED CTD AND S4 DATA SETS

    EX 6 DATA REDUCTION FOR FIELD DATA LONGITUDINAL TRANSECTS & VERTICAL PROFILES

    EX 7 VARIABILITY OF T, S, TIDE LEVEL AND TIDE VELOCITY IN THE HAC ESTUARY SYSTEM

    EX 8 LONGITUDINAL AND VERTICAL SALINITY GRADIENTS OF THE HAC ESTUARY: IMPLICATIONS FOR ESTUARY CLASSIFICATION AND FLUSHING TIMES
     

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