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Is the New Madrid Seismic Zone at risk for a large earthquake?
In this lesson we discuss the controversy regarding the extent of seismic risk in the central United States today. We learn how to estimate earthquake recurrence interval using a variety of methods. This lesson ...
Research project to consider how projected climate change will impact a region of interest to the student
Students consult the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chapters on climate projections and the primary scientific literature to write a research paper and present their results to the ...
VEPP: Working with the VEPP website in an online M.Ed. course
Students explore the VEPP website and complete a two-part problem set in which they work through the ideas presented in an EOS paper regarding eruptions at Kilauea and they try to find a deflation-inflation event ...
Field Exercise - Caddy Canyon Debris Flows
Field Exercise - Caddy Canyon Debris Flow(s): Glenn Thackray, Idaho State University Intended Audience: This assignment has been used in a senior graduate-level geomorphology course with lower and upper division ...
Locating and Measuring Earthquakes Using Real Seismic Data
The objective is to locate an earthquake and measure its Richter magnitude using real data recorded by seismographs.
Climate as Constraint
This classroom assignment and discussion guide presents the relationship between groundwater availability, use, and climate conditions. Students are asked to consider the possible implications of regional climate ...
Natural Hazards on the Island of Hawaii
In this jigsaw activity, students discover four different aspects of natural hazards on the Island of Hawaii. The goal for students is to design a hazard zone map that combines these four topics and that could be ...
Analysis of USGS Discharge and Channel Geometry Gage Data
Analysis of USGS peak flow and streamflow measurements (velocity, channel geometry) data.
VEPP: Monday Morning Meeting at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
This jigsaw groups students as volcano monitoring data experts, and then regroups students into interdisciplinary teams. The teams will discuss volcano monitoring data collected within the past week from Pu'u ...
Seismic Evaluation of Buildings
Check list to retrofitting of buildings based on Rapid Seimic evaluation of the buildings
VEPP: Is the Past the Key to the Future?
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and ...
Sea Level Rise and Adaptation
Understanding the implications of Sea Level Rise (SER) on coastal communities and the coastal hazards associate with SER.