Source to Sink Morphology, Sedimentation, and Anthropogenic Impact: Hudson System, New York
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This resource was reviewed as part of the May 2009 MARGINS Mini-Lesson Workshop. Each activity received verbal feedback from two participants who had reviewed the activity and activity sheet using these guidelines. Authors revised the activities and activity sheets in response to these comments during the workshop.
This page first made public: May 13, 2009
Application of sea-floor web resources to the undergraduate curriculum for the understanding of source to sink sedimentation of passive continental margins, associated estuaries and anthropogenic impact
With this activity students will work in groups and make oral presentations of their results.
Context for Use
➢ The students are geology and/or environmental science majors on their freshmen to sophomore years.
➢ This exercise will be conducted as part of a short (50 ' lecture) and longer (3 hour) laboratory where small student groups are expected to interact and exchange ideas while learning about the seafloor and sedimentation processes.
➢ The students will need to have access to computer terminals and will learn to master the use of data-bases.
➢ This activity could be easily adapted for other settings and also for other geological problems.
Description and Teaching Materials
Description of Mini Lesson (Microsoft Word 70kB Jul31 09)
1) Download GeoMapApp onto your computer. Go to http://www.marine-geo.org/ and follow the instructions for downloading.
2) Download Google Earth™ onto your computer. Go to http://earth.google.com and follow the instructions.
Activity Description (Microsoft Word 53kB May28 09)
Teaching Notes and Tips
2) The students will be required to write a term paper or prepare a 2nd class project that applies the concepts learnt in this laboratory to a topic of their choice.
3) A power point presentation of their project or term paper will be given to the class for additional feed back.
References and Resources
1. The Open University "The Ocean Basins: Their Structure and Evolution". Chapter on continental margins.
2. Introductory Oceanography By Thurman. 10th Edition. Prentice Hall. Or comparable text. Chapters on tides, estuaries and environmental pollution.