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Calculating surface temperature using Landsat thermal imagery part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Abduwasit Ghulam, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103 Summary In this lab, students are walked through a hands-on exercise ...

Cascadia Great Earthquake and Tsunami Suite part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunami Suite contains five case studies organized around understanding the potential for large earthquakes and ...

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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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Enhanced IR imagery of cloud top temperatures, heights, cloud types and organizational patterns part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summary The object of this activity is to find enhanced IR imagery, to interpret cloud top temperatures and heights and to identify cloud types and ...

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 ...

Use of GNOME to model oil spills part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 ...

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 ...

Evaluating natural hazards data to assess the risk to your California home part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
Students use a series of maps and natural hazard data to evaluate the risk to a building structure of their choice in the state of California. For each hazard, students rate the potential risk in two dimensions: (1) Probability - probability that a hazardous event "may" occur, and (2) Severity of Impact - the size of the impact in terms of cost and impact on human health.

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 ...