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# Classroom, Lab and Field Exercises in Geophysics

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Interpretation of plate boundaries from topography, bathymetry, volcanoes, and earthquake focal depths using Google Earth and OneNote part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics: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 ...

Theoretical estimation of cooling times part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Steve Dickman, SUNY at Binghamton
Development of equations governing conduction of heat, culminating in a scaling analysis to easily estimate order-of-magnitude time for magma body to cool. Simple ultimate formulas and wide-ranging geoscience ...

Driving forces of plate tectonics and the importance of inertia part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Donald Forsyth, Brown University
Simple in class calculations showing that inertia or momentum is completely unimportant in considering the driving forces of plate tectonics

Equation Dictionary part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, Western Washington University
The equation dictionary is an expansion of the traditional notecard that students bring to equation-based tests. It requires them to provide a prose explanation for the processes described by an equation as well as ...

Earth Motion Monitor part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Charles Ammon, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
An activity based around the display near real-time seismograms in the classroom.

The Birth of the Earth System and the Convection Paradigm part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Steve Dickman, SUNY at Binghamton
Convection is a major process operating throughout the Earth System. This combination lecture sequence / problem set activity sets the stage for the appearance and importance of convection within the Earth System, ...

Scientific debate: Mantle plumes part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Deep Earth:Activities
Brennan Jordan, University of South Dakota
A structured format for a debate of the mantle plume hypothesis and alternative hypotheses with supporting materials.

Assesing the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities