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# I have decided to study the Shimna River as my case study. I picked this case study because I thought it would be both interesting and challenging as well as the fact it was on our doorstep. Before we could do anything we had to plan our investigation.

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As part of our A level Geography course I have decided to study the Shimna River as my case study. I picked this case study because I thought it would be both interesting and challenging as well as the fact it was on our doorstep. Before we could do anything we had to plan our investigation. Through my fieldwork I must obtain a table of results. For such data I must display it in a clear and straightforward manner so I can analyse and interpret the results using statistical analysis such as averages, spearman's rank, nearest neighbour, chi square and location quotient. Planning Firstly we had to organise ourselves into four groups of four, by dividing the class a wider range of results can be obtained allowing a more accurate conclusion to be drawn up. ...read more.

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The equipment listed: - Siting poles - Clinometre - Velocity metre - Metre stick - Tape measure - Temperature probe - Trundle wheel Due to hidden dangers and potential accidents we had to make safety a major issue. We took many safety precautions including going up the mountain when water levels weren't dangerously high, choosing a calm day - avoiding hazardous weather. We made sure that we all stayed together and set up lines of communication. It was essential that we wore warm comfortable clothing with a first aid kit always at hand. Aims When we set out at the start we had several aims to consider. 1) Does the river discharge increase the further from the source? 2) Is there a relationship between river width and stream velocity? ...read more.

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We had to carefully step into the river with fishermen's waders to measure river depth at recorded intervals and measure the river width. Measuring the cross section of the valley was important. The angle of the slope was determined by using a clinometer. Two siting poles were used to mark the region of the valley to the end of each slope. We used a trundle wheel to measure the distance between the two siting poles; this was quite difficult because some of the slopes near the river source where almost vertical. To find river discharge and river temperature we submerged a metal probe connected to a small computer device which recorded river velocity and temperature at the touch of a button. When we got back to school we tabulated the data and drew up our final conclusions. Shimna River Report 1 Module 3: Techniques in geography - River Shimna ...read more.

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