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Modeling Glacier Erosion Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Activities
This lab could be adapted for an introductory geology course, upper division geomorphology course, or a climate change course. This activity is borrowed from John Harbor's paper in the Journal of Geoscience ...

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Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Hydrology, Surface Processes:Glaciers, Climate

Human Demographics part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
In this biology simulation students explore factors that change human population growth including age at which women begin to bear children, fertility rate and death rate. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Population, Human Dimensions, Biosphere

Waves Through Earth: Interactive Online Mac and PC part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students vary the seismic P and S wave velocity through each of four concentric regions of Earth and match "data" for travel times vs. angular distance around Earth's surface from the source to ...

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Deformation

Mass Balance Model part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students are introduced to the concept of mass balance, flow rates, and equilibrium using an online interactive water bucket model. -

Earth System Topics: Earth's Cycles, Climate, Atmosphere, Biosphere:Ecology

World Population Activity I: Excel part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
(Activity 1 of 2) This activity is primarily intended as an introductory tutorial on using Excel. Students use Excel to explore population dynamics using the Logistic equation for (S-shaped) population growth. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Population

World Population Activity II: Excel part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
(Activity 2 of 2)In this intermediate Excel tutorial students import UNEP World population data/projections, graph this data, and then compare it to the mathematical model of logistic growth. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Population

Daisyworld: Interactive On-line PC and Mac part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students use a JAVA interface design by R.M. MacKay to explore the Daisy World model. The JAVA interface comes with a link to a 6-page student activity page in PDF format. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere, Climate, Earth's Cycles:Carbon Cycle

Sea Floor Spreading I part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
In this introductory Excel tutorial (Activity I) students use Excel to explore the geodynamics model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. For students with no prior Excel experience. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Oceans

Sea Floor Spreading II part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students import ocean bathymetry data from text files, they then use Excel to graph these observations along with model prediction to assess the model's ability to simulated the observed topographic features ...

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Oceans

Daisyworld: Stella Mac or PC part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
After constructing a Stella model of Daisyworld students perform guided experiments to explore the behavior of Daisyworld to changes in model parameters and assumptions. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Climate, Biosphere, Atmosphere:Weather, Earth's Cycles:Carbon Cycle, Biosphere:Ecology

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