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Determining Mantle Temperature and Composition from Discontinuities part of Deep Earth:Activities
This pair of activities uses observations of mantle discontinuity structure to examine mantle heterogeneity and differences in the depth extent of melt sources for ridges and "hotspots." The first ...
Finding the Moho under Milwaukee part of Deep Earth:Activities
A seismogram was recorded at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by Keith Sverdrup during the explosive demolition of a section of the nearby Hoan Bridge on December 28, 2000. The explosive demolition and ...
Scientific debate: Mantle plumes part of Deep Earth:Activities
A structured format for a debate of the mantle plume hypothesis and alternative hypotheses with supporting materials.
Learning pseudosections with Perplex part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
This is a set of five assignments that build upon each other to teach students how to use Perplex to make pseudosections.
Review for interdisiplinary science course (stream ecology, watersheds) part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a large-scale participatory activity used to prompt students to review what they have learned and to think actively and cooperatively about the connections between the systems we have discussed prior to the ...
How do Faults Slip: Earthquakes versus Episodic Tremor and Slip part of Deep Earth:Activities
A comparison of earthquakes and episodic tremor and slip using GPS and seismic data to illustrate how faults slip.
Fluvial and Alluvial Sedimentology Incorporating Google Earth part of Sedimentary Geology:Activities
A lab activity for an undergraduate sedimentary geology course focused on fluvial and alluvial sedimentology, incorporating Google Earth.
Coastal Erosion Online Discussion part of Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
This assignment is designed to get students to see the application of geology to a local problem, coastal erosion along the Lake Erie shoreline. I think the strength of this assignment is that many of the students ...
Is the New Madrid Seismic Zone at risk for a large earthquake? part of Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
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 ...
Exercise 8: Using LiDAR and GPS data to model the water table in ArcScene part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Tutorial for using the new LiDAR tools (LAS dataset and LAS toolbar) in ArcGIS 10.1 (Acrobat (PDF) 13.8MB Nov6 13). Same LiDAR Tutorial as a Word doc (Microsoft Word ...