Geo111 Structure of Exercise Reports
(List of Exercises)
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)
Introduction: The introduction should give
the perspective of the topic/problem and the objective of the report.
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.
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.
Summary: A brief summary of your conclusions,
sometimes with a suggestion for further work.
References: Use standard AGU reference
Figures with Captions: Each figure should
have a number and a short caption giving the important information (identification
of axes, symbols, etc.) and source.
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
EX 2 ESTUARINE WATER PROPERTIES, STATIC STABILITY, AND DISSOLVED
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
EX 7 VARIABILITY OF T, S, TIDE LEVEL AND TIDE VELOCITY IN THE HAC
EX 8 LONGITUDINAL AND VERTICAL SALINITY GRADIENTS OF THE HAC ESTUARY:
IMPLICATIONS FOR ESTUARY CLASSIFICATION AND FLUSHING TIMES