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Volcanoes around the Globe (Beta test copy) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

Margin Morphology: Does Form Follow Function? part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
Students will use GeoMapApp to investigate variations in the geomorphology of continental margins both Passive and Active at various sites of the North American and South American continents. They will ...

Source to Sink Morphology, Sedimentation, and Anthropogenic Impact: Hudson System, New York part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
Familiarize students with the morphology of passive continental margins and their associated shelf valleys, submarine canyons and estuaries, and assess the anthropogenic impact.

Floodplains in the field (with GIS) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
In this GIS-enhanced lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. -

Use of GNOME to model oil spills part of Activities2
Tim Walsh, Wayland Baptist University Summary Using GNOME software (freely available from NOAA) students model various oil spill scenarios in the Galveston Bay area. Students adjust a variety of parameters ...

Investigating contaminant transport and environmental justice issues in a local watershed through service learning projects with Sierra Club part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Students will be applying hydrogeology concepts and methods in the lab and the field and conducting interviews as part of a coherent characterization of water quality issues and potential risks in local low-income, ...

Downloading, Preparing & Analyzing a Landsat Thematic Mapper Image part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Ann K. Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Summary As one of the last lab assignments, students download and process an image of their choice from the USGS EROS Data Center. They apply what they've learned to date in the ...

Remote sensing of New Zealand Glacier Dynamics and Landforms part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Umesh Haritashya, University of Dayton Summary Remote sensing can provide information about the glacial geomorphology. This is an important tool, especially for the glacial region which is mostly in the remote ...

Estimating Areal Rainfall in the Lake Whatcom Watershed part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Robert Mitchell, Geology Department, Western Washington University Summary The learning objectives for this GIS exercise are to 1) understand rainfall spatial variability and how to account for it when making ...

Using a GIS to Assess Stream-Channel Migration part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Douglas Clark, Geology Dept., Western Washington University Summary This lab uses a guided GIS worksheet to help new Geomorph students to investigate a basic problem about rivers: how do channels migrate. Context ...

Shorelines of Glacial Lake Hitchcock part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Bob Newton, Smith College Summary This activity uses GIS methods to subtract the isostatic rebound from a DEM in order to create a map of the shoreline of Glacial Lake Hitchcock. Students are then able to evaluate ...

Mapping Glacial Erratics with GPS and GIS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Students create a map of glacial erratics (in Northeast Iowa, although you could do this wherever you have glacial deposits). The activity uses local geology, ...

Lidar conversion tool script for ArcGIS 9.3 part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Chris Harding, Iowa State University Summary Python 2.5/2.6 script for converting .las Lidar data files inside a folder into one or more other data formats: ERDAS imagine raster file, TIN (full resolution and ...

Geoprocessing (map overlay) exercise - a rabbit prediction map part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Chris Harding, Iowa State University Summary Walks the student through the creation of a prediction map using a very simple (fictitious) spatial planning and analysis scenario. Although the actual prediction ...

Swimming in Oil: The Impact, Aftermath and Alternatives to Oil Spills part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Michelle Kinzel, San Diego Mesa College Summary This activity introduces students to basic functions and features of ArcGIS software and explores principles of a GIS and data set manipulations, using observational ...

Independent GIS Synthesis Project part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado Summary A capstone project consisting of independent research and communication of scientific results. Context Type and level of course capstone project for an entry-level GIS ...

Boolean Raster Well Exercise part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University Summary This is a paper and pencil exercise using boolean raster grids. The exercise gives students a better understanding of how the GIS software works. ...

Projections and Vector Analysis: Biotic and abiotic properties along the Clark Fork and Blackfoot part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Alisa Wade, University of Montana Summary Lab to introduce projections and vector analysis via studying local abiotic and biotic characteristics. Context Type and level of course GIS in geosciences; upper-division ...

Class Project part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University Summary This project is used to assess the overall spatial analysis skills and their understanding of data management, data sources and display of spatial data. Context ...

Land Use Change in MidCoast Maine part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College Summary This lab exercise is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of GIS as part of two - three hour lab periods. The exercise provides experience with GIS software as ...

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