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Is Greenland Melting? part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:GreenlandMelt
DATA: Thickness, velocity, and annual melt extents of the Greenland ice sheet TOOL: My World GIS SUMMARY: Explore map layers to examine annual melting and long-term changes of Greenland's ice sheet.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geography:Geospatial

Modeling Glacier Erosion Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Activities
This lab could be adapted for an introductory geology course, upper division geomorphology course, or a climate change course. This activity is borrowed from John Harbor's paper in the Journal of Geoscience ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Hydrology:Snowpack and Snow Melt

Google Earth Tours of Glacier Change part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Activities
A detailed Google Earth tour of glacier change over the last 50 years is given in class as an introduction. Students are then asked to select from a group of glaciers and create their own Google Earth tour ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Floods on the Minnesota River part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students download and manipulate data from historical floods on the Minnesota River (could be done for any river) and use to establish a flood hazard zone for St. Peter, Minnesota. This lab was developed by ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning

Fluvial Landforms on Maps part of Activities
This is an in-class exercise designed to A) give students more practice reading topographic maps, B) have students identify fluvial landforms on maps, and C) get students thinking about the processes that formed ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

Rocks, Weathering, and Erosional Landscapes part of Activities
Students will identify a variety of silicate minerals and rocks and relate them to their topographic expression according to relative resistance.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution

Geomorphology in the news part of Activities
The activity requires students to present a current news story that has a geomorphic component. The students must relate course material to current events and society.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Tectonic Geomorphology

Anthropogenic Effects on Erosion part of Activities
This exercise investigates anthropogenic effects on erosion in two parts. The first is a discussion of a paper by Roger Hooke (2000) "On the history of humans as geomorphic agents." The second half ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Coastal-zone, Fluvial

Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Optional field trip to local sites of geologic interest/relevance.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Volcanoes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Human geomorphology and an introduction to GIS part of Activities
In this lab activity, students use a few basic GIS manuevers to quantify the hydrologic impact of building the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. The main strength of the activity is that students learn how to take ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques

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