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## Quantitative Skills

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Vectors and slope stability part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

An in-class activity or homework for graphically solving slope-stability problems with vectors.

Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.

Modeling the interior of the Earth using Seismic Waves part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students use a variety of tools to explore the interior of the Earth in this inquiry activity.

Using a Mass Balance Model to Understand Carbon Dioxide and its Connection to Global Warming part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students explore the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 40 years with an interactive on-line model.

Flood Frequency and Risk Assessment part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students calculate recurrence intervals for various degrees of flooding based on historical data. Students then do a risk assessment for the surrounding community.

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Rate of Lava Flow part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Question In 1983, an eruption began at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii that has proved to be the largest and longest-lived eruption since records began in 1823. Lava has poured out of the volcano at an average rate of ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Weight of Gold part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Question Let's suppose that you have a shoe box full of water (the box is waterproof, of course). The shoe box weighs about 9 kg (19.8 pounds). Suppose you emptied the box and filled it completely with rock ...

Two streams, two stories... How Humans Alter Floods and Streams part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

An activity/lab where students determine the changes in 100-year flood determinations for 2 streams over time.

Understanding Radioactivity in Geology: The Basics of Decay part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

PowerPoint module leading students through creation and manipulation of spreadsheet to forward model an example of exponential decayâ€”the number of remaining unpopped kernels of popcorn in a bag of popping popcorn.

Investigation: When will there no longer be glaciers in Glacier National Park? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students use historical data on the extent of the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park to estimate when the glacier will melt completely.

Estimating Exchange Rates of Water in Embayments using Simple Budget Equations. part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Simple budgets may be used to estimate the exchange of water in embayments that capitalize on the concept of steady state and conservation principals. This is especially true for bays that experience a significant exchange of freshwater. This exchange of freshwater may reduce the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if it involves addition of freshwater from rivers, R, and/or precipitation, P. Alternatively, it may increase the average salt concentration in the bay compared to seawater if there is relatively little river input and high evaporation, E. Since freshwater input changes the salt concentration in the bay, and salt is a conservative material, it is possible to combine two steady state budgets for a bay, one for salt and one for water, to solve for the magnitude of the water flows that enter and exit the bay mouth. Students will make actual calculations for the inflow and outflow of water to Puget Sound, Washington and the Mediterranean Sea and compare them to actual measured values.

Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.

Three-Point Problem by Simultaneous Linear Equations part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students are introduced to the use of linear algebra in an intuitive and accessible way, through classroom activity and homework set. The familiar three-point problem is cast in terms of three dimensional analytic geometry, fostering understanding of mathematical models for simple geometric forms.

Continental Crust Mass Balance Calculation part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

A quantitative skills-intensive exercise using data from the Mineral Mountains, Utah, to calculate mass balance and to address the "space problem" involved with emplacing plutons into the crust.

Viscosity of the Mantle: Constraints from Post-glacial Rebound part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This laboratory experiment emphasizes the exponential nature of post-glacial rebound and reinforces the relationship between the rate of rebound and the viscosity of the mantle.

Assessing the error of linear and planar field data using Fisher statistics part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Instruction on use of Fisher statistics to determine the mean and 95% confidence interval of geological vectors, lines or planes, with examples, problems and an Excel spreadsheet for computation.

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

Radiometric Dating part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This activity leads students through derivations of the equations associated with radiometric dating.

GEOLogic: Volcanologists part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

students are asked to resolve how many days each of 5 volcanologists spent at a volcano and what day they started for the volcano. There is also a second part where students are asked to do some additional research about volcanoes on the web.

Floods over time: death vs. destruction part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This exercise looks at the dollar losses and deaths caused by flooding in the US, and at the causes of, and relationships between the two trends.