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Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study explores the mystery of how such a major fault could have been missed within a tectonic basin that is ...

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Visible, IR, and Water vapor Satellite Images of an Extratropical Cyclone part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summary The object of this assignment is to find online and interpret imagery associated with an extratropical cyclone system. Context Type and level of ...

1996 Grand Canyon Flood Analysis part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Mark Manone, Northern Arizona University Summary Analyze the effect of a 1996 controlled flood on a sandbar in Grand Canyon. This exercise uses Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst Context Type and level of course ...

Introduction to GIS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Tim Walsh, Wayland Baptist University Summary After meeting in a large conference room for introductory comments student then move to another classroom. Students are directed to map, catalog and give spatial ...

Campus Mapping using GPS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Guy Johnson, Rochester Institute of Technology Summary This assignment takes the student through a series of mapping exercises with increasing requirements. The first uses GPS units to record points, the second to ...

Pollution control and hydrologic Modeling part of Activities2
Eugenio Y. Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Summary This assignment will introduce students to surface hydrologic modeling in GIS and derived products such as stream power and wetness indices. Context Type ...

Introduction to Raster Analsyis: Data comparisons part of Activities2
Alisa Wade, University of Montana Summary Exploration of raster analysis using self-collected data. Context Type and level of course Introductory GIS in geosciences; upper-division course Geoscience background ...

Semester GIS project part of Activities2
Jonathon Little, Monroe Community College Summary Student will use geospatial tools (WebGIS and/or ArcGIS 9.3) to create a total of 4 original maps that begin to provide a solution to a real world problem. Student ...

Spatial Analysis of Raster Data - An Antarctic Example part of Activities2
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences Summary Using Antarctic elevation and ice thickness raster data sets, this exercise uses tools available in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst ...

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Mapping Magnetic Intensity Data Using a Trend Surface Analysis part of Activities2
Ann K. Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Summary Provides students with an opportunity to work with and interpret magnetic intensity data (nT). Challenges them to explain magnetic intensity to an introductory geology student. ...

Take home mid-term exam part of Activities2
Qian Yu, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Summary This is the 2nd midterm exam for an introductory level GIS course at 2/3 of the semester. It is an open book take-home exam. This exam is held after student ...

Thermal Infrared Imagery/Differentiating geologic units part of Activities2
Sarah Robinson, U.S. Air Force Academy Summary A two part lab in which students a) manipulate thermal imagery to look at rock types and b) determine what wavelengths are appropriate for discriminating between rock ...

Mars Geologic Mapping part of Activities2
Devon Burr, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, University of Tennessee Knoxville Summary This final laboratory exercise in an introductory planetary geology course requires the students to use Google Mars to ...

Introduction to Air Photos in Geologic Remote Imaging part of Activities2
Brian Hausback, California State University, Sacramento Summary An introduction to a wide variety of aerial photos and interpretation of geomorphology and geologic relationships. Context Type and level of course ...

GIS Lab 3 - Coordinate Systems part of Activities2
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary I use this lab to reinforce the basic concepts of coordinate systems and to introduce the coordinate systems that are commonly used for ...

Reflectance Spectra part of Activities2
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Students use the ALTA reflectance spectrometer to understand concepts in active vs. passive remote sensing, reflectance, and the creation and relevance of ...

Introduction to EARDAS IMAGINE part of Activities2
Bingqing Liang, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Summary This exercise is designed to introduce students 1) how to prepare an image for Chemung County, Elmira, NY using one Landsat scene downloaded from USGS ...

Not Lying With Maps: Map Design Choices for Quantitative Data part of Activities2
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary The students read and discuss in class an article called "Lying with Maps." They then reflect on the article's recommendations by making maps of New ...

Introductory Tutorial/Refresher for Basic ArcMap Techniques for Geoscientists, with Emphasis on Working with Raster Data Sets part of Activities2
Barbare and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary This series of three activities in tutorial format serves not only as an introduction to ArcGIS for our intro geology, hydrogeology, and structural geology ...

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Global Atmospheric Circulation Patterns - Analyzing TRMM Data part of Activities2
Eugenio Y. Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Summary In this lab exercise, students interpret precipitation data obtained from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) in order to understand ...