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What is the order in which the analysis of existing conditions takes place?

Analyze codes and regulations for design impact; site use analysis; circulation analysis; utility analysis; view analysis; microclimate analysis; interpret floodplain conditions; vegetation analysis; solar analysis; ecological analysis; slope analysis; soil analysis; geotechnical analysis; small-scale surface hydrological analysis; interpret stakeholder input; analyze on and off site relations

What is the order of items in site inventory?

Determine applicable codes, regulations, and permitting requirements; conduct onsite investigation; collect and record site inventory; identify gaps and deficiencies

What is "analysis"?

Include CHARACTER of features and any possible steps, "the street to north has high volume of auto traffic throughout day; noise, exhaust and pedestrian hazard. May require buffer and improved signage"

How do you determine the carrying capacity of a site?

Sensitivity of site resources and ability of the land to regenerate

Alluvium

Any material deposited by running water; the soil material of floodplains and alluvial fans

Alluvium

Any material deposited by running water; the soil material of floodplains and alluvial fans

Attribute value

The specific quality or quantity assigned to an attribute, like 15% slope or dark green

Alluvium

Any material deposited by running water; the soil material of floodplains and alluvial fans

Attribute value

The specific quality or quantity assigned to an attribute, like 15% slope or dark green

Baseflow

Proportion of stream flow contributed by groundwater, steady, slow to change even during rainless periods

Cadastre

Parcel based land information system

Carrying capacity

Level of development density or use an environment can support without suffering damage or degradation

Chloropleth map

Represents qualitative phenomena like soil fertility or quantitative phenomena like elevation; mosaic appearance

Chloropleth map

Represents qualitative phenomena like soil fertility or quantitative phenomena like elevation; mosaic appearance

Concentration time

Time taken for a drop of rain falling on the perimeter of a drainage basin to pass through the basin to the outlet

Ecotone

The transition zone between two groups or zones of vegetation

Environmental site characterization

The delineation or representation of the essential features or qualities, including all the conditions, influences, and circumstance, existing at a place or location designated for a specific use, function or study

Ephemeral stream

A stream without base flow

Eutrophication

The increase in biomass of a water body leading to infilling of the basin and the eventual disappearance of open water

Evapotranspiration

Loss of water from the soil through evaporation and transpiration

Feasibility study

A type of planning aimed at identifying the most appropriate use of a site

Horizon

Later in soil originating from the differentiation of particles and chemicals due to moisture movement within the soil column

Hydric soil

Characterized by wet conditions, or saturation, most of the year; often organic

Hydrograph

Streamflow graph showing change in discharge over time, hours or days

Lacustrine wetland

Wetland associated with standing bodies such as ponds, lakes and reservoirs

Lacustrine wetland

Wetland associated with standing bodies such as ponds, lakes and reservoirs

Palustrine wetland

Associated with inland sources not dependent on stream, lake or oceanic water

Soil: parent material

Particulate matter in which a soil forms; there are two types: residual and transported

Photogrammatry

The art or science of obtaining reliable measurements by means of photography