Subject: Natural Hazards
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Lab 3: Normal Climate Patterns
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Activity Summary and Learning Objectives Students generate and ...
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This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...
Forecasting Lake Effect Snow in Lake Superior region
This exercise is designed to present the realistic problems of forecasting weather. Lake effect snows are hard to forecast because they depend on information that isn't part of the regular set of information ...
This is a simple homework assignment that will reinforce topics discussed in lecture as well as enabling students to search and analyze information on the web.
Climate Change and Atlantic Hurricanes: A GIS Inquiry
Students make hypotheses about how hurricane numbers, locations, or intensities have been changing, and then use hurricane tracks, wind speed, barometric pressure, and dates to test their hypotheses.
Tropical Cyclones, Sea Surface Temperature, and Beyond
The activity will use historical data of sea surface temperature and tropical cyclone origin and/or tracks to identify trends. Students use Arc GIS to explore projected SST changes and predict areas where tropical ...
Volcanoes around the Globe (Beta test copy)
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 ...
How Slab Dip Affects the Location of Volcanoes
Students will plot the locations of earthquakes on the top of subducting slabs to determine slab dip and will then develop hypotheses regarding the relationship between slab dip, the depth of the slab, and volcanic activity on the surface.
Volcanoes of Central America
Volcano distribution and tectonics at a convergent margin: Central American volcanoes
Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography
This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.
1993 Missouri River Flood Exercise
An exercise on the effects of flooding that took place in the upper Mississippi River drainage basin in 1993, using before and after satellite images.
Rivers and Flooding Lab
Understand flooding - why it occurs, how to measure the size and frequency of a flood, the relationship between size and flooding, and how human activity can increase the frequency of flooding events.
VEPP: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - A Restless Paradise
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. This activity is encompassed in a PowerPoint module (PowerPoint ...
VEPP: Using maps to assess volcanic geologic hazards
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. Students will use a combination of topographic and geologic maps ...
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 ...
VEPP: Monitoring the Pu'u 'Ō'ō Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano Using Geochemical, Deformation and Seismicity Timeseries Data
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. Goals of this lab are to: (1) gain background on volcano ...
VEPP: Using the VEPP website in an introductory geology course: an investigation of the July 21, 2007 eruption of Pu'u O'o
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. Introductory geology students will use geologic data obtained ...
VEPP: Using volcano deformation data for lava flow hazard assessment and decision making, Part I: what do the instruments measure?
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 ...
A guided inquiry - Three months in the life of a volcano
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS - NOT TESTED IN THE CLASSROOM This guided inquiry will investigate the three month phase of activity in the vicinity of Pu`u `O`o and the summit region (June 1, 2007 â August 30, ...
VEPP: Monitoring Pu'u O'o
NOTE: This activity has NOT been attempted yet in class, and therefore still needs significant refinement. It will be updated once it has been developed further. Brief three-line description of the activity or ...