Remote sensing of New Zealand Glacier Dynamics and Landforms
Umesh Haritashya, University of Dayton
SummaryRemote sensing can provide information about the glacial geomorphology. This is an important tool, especially for the glacial region which is mostly in the remote locations.
Type and level of course
Undergraduate upper division elective course and GIS Certificate required course
Geoscience background assumed in this assignment
At least sophomore level geology.
GIS/remote sensing skills/background assumed in this assignment
Intro level in remote sensing.
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GIS/remote sensing techniques students learn in this assignment
Analysing Glacial Landforms
Other content/concepts goals for this activity
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Analysis of data
Description of the activity/assignmentTo complete this assignment, students go to field and study glacial landforms. They also do background introductory readings on both analysis of landforms using remote sensing and literature about glacial geology.
Determining whether students have met the goalsBased on their written descrptive answers.
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