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Measuring bankfull channel features, bed sediment, and bed load part of Activities
The students gain field experience measuring bankfull channel characteristics in an urban park, and apply their measurements to determine whether the channel is 'adjusted' to its incoming flow regime and ...

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

Geo-Savvy Assessment part of Activities
I use this "landscape interpretation" exercise to assess what students know coming into my classroom - so that I can pitch the lecture at the right level. I also use a similar structured assessment at the ...

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

Drainage Basins Field Lab part of Activities
This field activity and follow-up assignment explores the geomorphology of drainage basins in an active tectonic setting. It introduces basic concepts of drainage basin structure and landscape analysis using ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes

Humans as Geomorphic Agents part of Activities
An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution

Fault-bounded mountains and morphometric properties part of Activities
This classroom activity is designed to help students see the utility of simple morphometric properties in fault-bounded mountain and piedmont environments. Rather than listing and describing commonly used ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Drainage basin patterns and stream courses part of Activities
This is a two- to three-day classroom activity and writing assignment that is designed to help students recognize typical drainage basin patterns and stream courses. In addition to discussing common drainage basin ...

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

Mass Wasting and Slope Stability part of Activities
An investigation of mass movements along the shores of Lake MI. Students will assess strength characteristics of unconsolidated sediment in the field, survey the morphology of the movement, and determine the ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement

Investigation: When will there no longer be glaciers in Glacier National Park? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students use historical data on the extent of the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park to estimate when the glacier will melt completely.

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

My Special Place part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students pick a place of significance to them (their Special Place) for analysis in this semester-long project. (A model is provided by the instructor using a place the students are not likely to have visited.)

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geography:Physical

Google Earth Tours of Glacier Change part of Cutting Edge:Topics: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, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change