Montana State University-Bozeman
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Mid-level spreadsheeting and complex modeling of real-world scarp evolution part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
This exercise is a second or familiarization exercise in spreadsheeting, but is also a mathematical model for slope evolution. It uses the concept of "erosivity" (generally, the relative ratio of driving and resisting forces) and slope angle to reshape an initial topography. Finally, it asks the students themselves to come up with a real-world situation worth modeling.
Ice Core Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Activities
This assignment (for upper-division/graduate students) provides exposure to ice core data, problem-solving to register data sets, technical challenges in data manipulation and statistics, and an opportunity to ...
The Geoscape of Bozeman, Montana part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
This project was intended to build familiarity with the local geologic environment through a poster session leading to a single poster following the Canadian "Geoscape" model.
The 1997 floods of Bozeman Creek, Montana part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
This project involved student provocation of community response along a local creek in response to accumulation of twice-normal winter snowpack in the winter of 1996-7.
Understanding a bedload-dominated stream through spreadsheet modeling part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
The purpose of this exercise is to integrate modeling with field data. The activity includes links to a "virtual field trip" of maps and photographs. Data from a creek is included in the field trip and students use an Excel spreadsheet model to analyze the data.
Pressure-melting of ice: demonstration part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Pressure-melting of ice, which is responsible for many aspects of glacier-bed process, is demonstrable in a standard class period at effectively no cost of time or $.
Principles of Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
The study of geomorphology provides a working understanding of the terminology of landforms and a basic understanding of the processes and history of landscape evolution.
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Spreadsheet modeling of former glaciation in research mode part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
In the GLACPRO exercise student teams (1-3 members) use a numerical model to reconstruct a former glacial flowline from moraines to source. They must interact with teams studying adjacent flowlines to accurately place ice divides. They can calculate average thicknesses, volumes, ice loading, and sea level equivalent from the class model.
Introductory spreadsheeting, graphical display, and modeling through simulation of scarp evolution part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
SCARP is the first in a sequence of spreadsheet modeling exercises (SCARP2, LONGPRO, and GLACPRO). In this exercise, students use a simple arithmetic model (a running mean) to simulate the evolution of a scarp ...
Terraces and alluvial fans of the Madison Valley, SW Montana part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
William Locke Montana State University Location Continent: North America Country: United States of America State/Province: Montana County: Madison UTM coordinates and datum: 12T VR 5323 2122 Setting Climate ...