Morphological Classification of Shorelines based on Hydrographic Regime
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This page first made public: Apr 30, 2008
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
2. interpret tidal range using Jtides.
3. identify and describe deltas, barrier islands, and other features along depositional coasts.
4. interpret the relative influence of wave and tidal currents in shaping the coast.
5. determine the direction of longshore transport.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Other skills goals for this activity
2. reading and plotting on graphs
3. summary writing
Description of the activity/assignment
Designed for a geomorphology course
Integrates geomorphology into a core course in geology
Designed for an introductory geology course
Uses online and/or real-time data
Has minimal/no quantitative component
Addresses student fear of quantitative aspect and/or inadequate quantitative skills
Determining whether students have met the goals
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- Activity Description/Assignment (Acrobat (PDF) 1.5MB Apr30 08)
- Solution Set (Acrobat (PDF) 710kB Apr30 08)
- Goggle Earth KMZ file ( 682bytes Apr30 08)