Exam 1 February 2005  Environment Science 470

Each question is 20 points. See for answers



1. Explain what a hydrologic model is and how it can be used as a planning and evaluation tool.







2. The Los Alamos fire started  May 4 2000 and burned for 14  days. Please determine the wind direction  and the path of the smoke for the first six days and then the 7 day when the wind speeds increased and Los Alamos was evacuated.    Then run the model for day 9, 11, 12 and 14. Give the exact starting point lat and long. 

Locate the Cerro Grande Peak using the terra server to get the lat long.  10 Miles west of Los Alamos. see


3. Describes the step in a planning process and the steps in an Environmental Impact statement and show where the two are similar.





4. Explain what the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) program is and who is eligible to receive funds under this program. Also explain what conservation practice number and description applies for irrigation water management as defined by NRCS.  hint look for  Irrigation Water Management  (449). Use link in syllabus. see http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/standards/nhcp.html








5. Explain what the soil water and testing lab is at NMSU and who and why would a person use this organization.