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Classroom, Lab and Field Exercises in Geophysics

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Earthquake Epicenter Location Exercise using Google Earth and OneNote part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Jeffrey Nunn, Louisiana State University
Students are provided with data from 4 seismograms which are used to plot the epicenter of an earthquake using OneNote to pick the P-S wave arrival gap and Google Earth to plot the circles which intersect at the ...

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Finding the Moho part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Stephen Boss, University of Arkansas Main Campus
This lab activity uses the Rapid Earthquake Viewer (on on-line seismogram viewer),spreadsheet software, and students' knowledge of seismic refraction principles to recapitulate Mohorovicic's classic ...

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Izmit Earthquake part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Sarah Titus, Carleton College
This lab allows students to analyze earthquake seismicity from the North Anatolian fault using a variety of methods.

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What is Magnitude? Earthquake Magnitude By Analogy part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Scott White, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Understanding magnitude scales by analogy to distance. Students use distance as a proxy for understanding how the logarithmic earthquake magnitude scale works. Very simple class or lab exercise for introductory ...

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Scorpions as Seismologists part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Laura Wetzel, Eckerd College
Students investigate how seismologists and scorpions use wave travel times to locate sources of movement. The primary strength of this exercise is that it links geophysics and biology to enhance interest for ...

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Earthquake Location part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Larry Braile, Purdue University-Main Campus
Earthquake location is an interesting and significant aspect of seismology. A number of methods that vary from simple to complex are available for learning about earthquake location. The methods also allow ...

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Interpretation of plate boundaries from topography, bathymetry, volcanoes, and earthquake focal depths using Google Earth and OneNote part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Jeffrey Nunn, Louisiana State University
Students are provided with data on topography, bathymetry, locations of earthquakes and volcanoes and earthquake focal depths in Google Earth. They are asked to plot a cross-section of topography/bathymetry and ...

Introduction to Seismic Refraction part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Stephen Boss, University of Arkansas Main Campus
First exposure of students to manipulating seismic refraction/reflection principles to developing a very simple model using spreadsheet software. Emphasize computing and numeracy skills and learning to use ...

Wysocki Farm Refraction Project part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Laurie Brown, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Wysocki Farm refraction project is a lab activity to determine depth to the water table and to bedrock using given seismic refraction data collected on the campus of the University of Massachusetts. Seven shots ...

Resistivity Profile in an Urban Setting part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
William Montgomery, New Jersey City University
Activity in an urban setting that includes an electrical resistivity line and hydrogeological information from nearby monitoring wells that enables students to create a meaningful interpretation of subsurface ...

Locating and Measuring Earthquakes Using Real Seismic Data part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Kelly Liu, Missouri University of Science and Technology
The objective is to locate an earthquake and measure its Richter magnitude using real data recorded by seismographs.

Bac-Ho Consulting Project (Near-Surface Geophysics) part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Gregory Baker, University of Tennessee, The
This objective of the lab is to have students think as much about sampling and survey design as the EM and GPR methods. Their goal of will be to design, execute, and report on a survey-using each technique-based on ...

Seafloor Spreading and Magnetic Anomalies part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Donna Jurdy, Northwestern University
Students use seafloor maps of magnetic anomalies to compare and establish the spreading rates in the Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific Oceans.

Groundwater Depth and Fracture Pattern Determination part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Lawrence L. Malinconico, Lafayette College
Learning to use the resistivity methodology for both vertical profiling and horizontal mapping.

Learning how to use resistivity soundings for interpretation of subsurface stratigraphy part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Remke Van Dam, Michigan State University
This activity uses a combination of field measurements, lab experiments and simple modeling to develop an understanding of electrical resistivity methods as a tool in geology and hydrology. Students work in groups ...

Looking for Gas Layers in Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Constantin Cranganu, CUNY Brooklyn College
The students perform a well log analysis in order to discover gas-bearing layers in a sedimentary basin (Anadarko)

Find the UST with GPR part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
William Montgomery, New Jersey City University
Field-based activity that uses GPR to find an underground storage tank (UST). Optionally, data provided with the activity enables lab or class use as well. Activity can be enhanced with use of GPS unit that takes ...

Well Logs part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Kevin Brewer, Olivet Nazarene University
This lab is an exercise focused on wells and well logs. In it, the student will examine four well logs, correlate major unit boundaries, and construct three figures: a cross-section diagram, a structure map, and an ...

Using physical observations to guess the interior of a globe part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Devin Castendyk, SUNY College at Oneonta
This activity introduces students to the need for geophysics and the application of several geophysical methods commonly employed. Students are given a hollow globe that contains various objects and asked to infer ...

Introduction to Plate Tectonics part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Elizabeth Cochran, University of California-Riverside
Uses maps created in Google Earth to explore concepts of plate tectonics including locations of plate boundaries, age of the sea floor, and distribution of earthquakes

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