Distinguish among lentic and lotic water systems, including water flow, seasonal overturn, and watershed mapping.
Fluid dynamics include properties and features of waves, currents, and tides. Each of these is vital for uniformity of temperature and chemical balance within ecosystems. Physical changes can be attributed to the movement of water, including shoreline development, erosion, and island formation. Climate change is influencing changes in our present fluid dynamic models.
Students will develop an understanding of the principles of fluid dynamics as it relates to both salt and freshwater systems.