Dr. Lisa White
(Dept. of Geosciences, SFSU)
(Introduced Tuesday, Nov. 22; Final Report due in class Thursday, Dec. 1)
Introduction. In Stage 1 of Problem #2, "Erosion at Ocean Beach", you and your other group members reported on your investigations of the physical nature of the threat of erosion at Ocean Beach along the Great Highway south of Sloat Boulevard. To complete your investigation of the problem you will now consider possible solutions. Your final report will incorporate revisions to your Stage 1 reports together with your evaluation of solutions. The final report will be due in class Thursday, Dec. 1.
Your Task for the Final Report. Broadly speaking, in addition to incorporating your Stage 1 reports, the final report for the "Erosion at Ocean Beach" problem should:
Along the way, you should be able to address each of the following questions to at least some degree, focusing in particular on the area of interest immediately south of Sloat Boulevard:
Final Report. Your group will submit a single final report. It should contain your Stage 1 reports as well as your response to the task defined above. One way of organizing the report might be as follows:
Evaluation.Your group will receive a single grade for its final report, shared equally among all members. It is up to you to decide how to distribute the workload optimally and fairly. The final report is worth 5% of your course grade. Evaluation will be based on how well the report addresses the questions and issues raised in the Stage 1 and Final Report assignments (including how well your support your recommended solution) (50%); how well organized and coherent the final report is (30%); and the quality of the writing (20%). The report critique rubric provided as part of the critique assignment for first drafts of your Stage 1 reports and, in general terms, the report template provided for Stage 1 of Problem #1 offer useful guidance about how to organize and write the reports. If you include photographs in your report (either in the main body or in an appendix), you should identify the date, location, photographer, and publication source to the extent that that information is available.
Some Resources That Might Help
A summary of places to look for resources that might help you (including both Web-based and non-Web resources) is contained in "Resources for the Ocean Beach Erosion Problem" at http://funnel.sfsu.edu/courses/gm309/F05/problems/OceanBeach/OceanBeach.Resources.html. Only the time you have available to devote to research is likely to limit how much you can learn about the problem!