ENSS141 Stetson University Soil Water Nutrients and Stormwater Report

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Running head: SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT Soil, Water, Nutrients and Stormwater report (Use a more descriptive title that lets the reader know what the study is actually about.) Abdulrahman Almershed 10/24/2019 1 SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT I- Introduction Differences in the natural diversity of water and soil present in the actual ecosystems have grown to be a global mystery. Therefore, closer consideration has been paid to specific properties concerning the nutrients in water and soil. Natural variation is significantly extended and is applied to determine the quality and variability among existing conditions from all causes, including water infiltration and the environmental systems of the site. This determination of water and soil nutrients incorporates three fundamental components of difference. The main elements are genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity. However, also this generally allowed interpretation misses considering the role of environmental processes, such as spontaneous changes and nutrient series that are essential to determining nutrients in the water and soil. The intricacy of recognition and definition of the data indicates the overall state of the water, soil, and nutrients in the sampled sites. The characterization helps us identify its significant elements at different levels of structure, which assist in explaining the composition, structure, and retention capacity of the soil, water, and nutrients (Warrick, 2001). This introduction is composed of sentences that do not make any sense, nor do they convey an understanding of the study we conducted. In addition, many of the key components of an introduction are not present including a brief description of our study and hypotheses for our study. II- Methods Describe the campus as the field site. SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT We first used the Rational Method to determine the land area (Stetson university campus) using the dot grids. Include the formula with an explanation of each factor. We separated the land into different categories, pavements, roofs, lawn and sand. Each dot represents 0.06 acres. Therefore, to determine the acreage of a land area, we multiplied the number of dots by 0.06; the outcome was the land area in acres which is 4.62 for the roofs. 4.98 for pavements. 76.8 for lawns and sand. (These are results; move them to the Results section.) Secondly, we measured the infiltrations rates on campus in stormwater infiltration basins. We firstly measured the radius of the tube and calculated the cross-sectional area (A = 3.14*r2) thus, A = 122.4 cm2. We inserted the tube about 3 cm into the soil and the poured 250ml of water into the tube and we allowed it to completely infiltrate. And then we calculated the soil basic properties such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium using soil auger, Munsell color chart, nutrient measurement kits. We augered a hole into the soil and described soil properties for the top 10cm of the core. Also, we measured soil nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium using the instructions in the soil test kits. Describe statistical tests—t-tests and linear regressions. III- Results Reports on soil, water and nutrient concentration briefly reviews the geological history of the area coupled with a reconnaissance report of the basins and its surroundings. The details of sampling will indicate different characteristics depending on the location of each site. The report gives a rough indication of the soils, water and nutrients encountered at each level of the investigation. The water conditions are also noted which allow for estimating future seepage into SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT foundations, uplift pressures on foundations and the need for adequate drainage. The report will give a classification of all the various types of soil, water and nutrient conditions encountered along with their strengths as determined in the laboratory or on site (Hole & Campbell, 1985). WHAT IS THIS TEXT? This is from another report that has nothing to do with our study. DO NOT COPY text from other sources, particularly ones that have nothing to do with our study!!!! The data were as in the tables below Figure 1. Infltration rate 0.0009 0.000809429 0.0008 0.0007 0.0006 0.0005 0.000418267 0.0004 0.0003 0.0002 0.0001 0 Infiltration Rate Inside Infiltration Rate Outside Label the y-axis as Infiltration Rate (m/s). Write text that explains what these data show. Include the results of the t-test as a p-value in parentheses (p=??). Figure 2. SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT Potassium 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 I1 I2 I3 Potassium Inside I4 I5 I6 I7 Potassium Outside This should be a scatterplot showing the relationship between infiltration rate on the x-axis and potassium concentration on the y-axis. The scatterplot should have a trendline applied and an associated R2 value that indicates the strength of the relationship. Figure 3. SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT Nutrient Concentrations Inside vs. Ouside of Basins 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Nitrogen Inside Phosphorus Inside Potassium Inside Nitrogen Outside Phosphorus Outside Potassium Outside Label the y-axis as Nutrient Concentrations (lbs./acre). Write text that explains what these data show. Include the results of the t-test as a p-value in parentheses (p=??). III- Discussion A design engineer needs to know the condition of the soil, water and nutrients of the site and its capacity to support the structure safely. (We are not designing any structures, and this not a geotechnical report for a construction project.) Of main importance to us will be the type of soil depending on location and the nutrients present. The research analyzes the sites soil and water composition according to texture, moisture, infiltration and organic components. The results represented in the pie charts (there are no pie charts) are the nutrient concentration at the different sites. This discussion does not address the study that we did. SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT Site I1 I2 I3 Texture inside sandy loam sandy loan I4 clay loamy sand I5 sand Texture outside sandy loam silt clay sandy clay loamy sand Moistu re inside Moisture Outside Organic inside Organic outside damp dry abundant limited damp damp abundant limited dry dry abundant damp damp abundant damp limited limited abunda nt nonelimited damp abundant limited damp abundant limited sand damp sand clay saturat I6 silt loam loam e sandy I7 silt loam loam damp These are results. How did you use them? SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT References; Hole, F. D., & Campbell, J. B. (1985). Soil landscape analysis. Totowa, N.J: Rowman & Allanheld. ????? Merganič, J., Merganičová, K., Marušák, R., & Audolenská, V. (2012). Plant diversity of forests. In Forest ecosystems-more than just trees. IntechOpen (How is this relevant? Where was it used?) Warrick, A. W. (2001). Soil physics companion. CRC press. GRADING RUBRIC FOR LABORATORY REPORTS STETSON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND STUDIES Total Points: __35_/100 = 7 /20 TITLE Concisely describes the study INTRODUCTION Provides an ecological or environmental theoretical framework for the study, demonstrating a clear need for further investigation of the topic. Links to at least one outside reference source and the source is cited correctly States a hypothesis that brings in knowledge and context from class lectures and lab discussion METHODS Contains a detailed description of the field sites Contains a written description of how the study was conducted Contains a description of how data were analyzed RESULTS Includes written, past tense, summary of data of sufficient detail without repeating information in tables and figures; summarizes key findings without interpreting the findings (save that for discussion) Contains appropriate tables and figures Tables and figures are explicitly referred to in text (Table 1, Figure 1, etc.) Figures and tables are clearly labeled (Table 1, Figure 1, etc.) and properly configured DISCUSSION POINTS RECEIVED /POINTS POSSIBLE __1__ /3 __2__ /6 __3__ /3 __0__ /4 __0__ /6 _2_ /3 __2__ /3 __0_ /6 __4__ /6 __0__ /2 __3_ /5 __0_ /6 SOIL, WATER, NUTRIENT, AND STORMWATER REPORT Explains and interprets the results, including a statement as to whether the original hypothesis was supported. Conclusions are logical and follow from the data presented, and do not contradict the outcomes of the statistical tests Compares results and conclusions to other relevant research from at least one citable source; if appropriate, include speculation as to why results are different than expected; may suggest an idea for additional studies or experiments that might resolve remaining questions Links to at least one outside reference source (not the same one as in the introduction) and the source is cited correctly REFERENCES References utilized were appropriate given the context of the study and citations were from approved sources (e.g. avoid stand-alone web pages and your textbook) In alphabetical order, in Name-Year Format OVERALL Appropriate sections included, all of appropriate length and detail. Included information is in the appropriate section. Formatted correctly (margins, spacing, indentation etc.) Free of grammatical and spelling errors Sophistication (depth of content, clarity of exposition) __0_ /6 __0__ /6 __0__ /5 __0__ /3 __3__ /3 _2__ /6 __3__ /3 _10__ /10 0_ _ /5 Site I1 I2 I3 I4 I6 I7 Infiltration Rate Inside Nitrogen Inside Phosphorus Inside Potassium Inside 0.00017 40 20 160 0.0005 40 20 40 0.000042 40 20 120 0.0002 40 20 160 0.000036 160 64 80 0.00017 40 8 160 Mean Standard Deviation T-Test (Inside vs. Outside) 0.000186333 0.000168843 0.082539623 60 25.33333333 120 0.181608734 0.04212076 0.253500253 Nitrogen Inside y = -126562x + 83.583 R² = 0.1903 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 0.0001 0.0002 0.0003 0.0004 0.0005 0.0006 Infiltration Rate Outside Nitrogen Outside 0.00022 0.000535 0.00012 0.00032 0.000056 0.00010925 0.000226708 Phosphorus Outside 40 40 40 40 40 40 20 20 40 64 120 14 Potassium Outside 160 160 160 160 60 120 40 46.33333333 136.6666667 Site I1 I2 I3 I4 I5 I6 I7 Infiltration Rate Inside Nitrogen Inside Phosphorus Inside 0.000062 40 0.00098 40 0.0028 40 0.000274 40 0.00037 40 0.00009 40 0.00109 40 Mean 0.000809429 Standard Deviation 0.000968349 T-Test (Inside vs. Outside) 0.155363275 40 #DIV/0! 20 20 20 20 20 8 40 Potassium Inside 160 160 160 80 80 80 80 21.14285714 114.2857143 0.379816708 0.011153213 Infiltration Rate Outside Nitrogen Outside Phosphorus Outside Potassium Outside 0.0002778 0.0000898 0.000271 0.000491 0.00018 0.0012 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 40 80 80 40 40 80 80 0.000418267 40 20 62.85714286 Texture inside sandy loam sandy loan clay loamy sand sand silt loam silt loam Texture outside Moisture inside Moisture Outside Organic inside Organic outside sandy loamdamp dry abundant limited silty clay damp damp abundant limited sandy clay dry dry abundant limited loamy sanddamp damp abundant abundant sand damp damp limited none-limited sand clay loam saturate damp abundant limited sandy loamdamp damp abundant limited Location (see map) I1 Stormwater basin discharge capacity Infiltration rate (Qc) Qc = Stormwater Basin at adjacent Stormwater basin infiltration rate x elevated surface Infiltration Rate (m/s) area (m2) area (m/s) 0.000062 909 0.056 I2 0.00098 54.86 0.538 0.0002778 I3 0.0028 4.87 0.0136 0.0000898 I4 0.000274 1021.47 0.279 0.000271 I5 0.00037 81 0.0297 0.000491 I6 0.00009 682.24 0.061 0.00018 I7 0.00109 1017 1.109 0.0012 …