Paul Umhoefer

Geology

Northern Arizona University

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activity

Testing plate tectonics in the Gulf of California part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
This is a simple exercise to use real-world data from recent large earthquakes so that students can test for themselves if plate tectonics "works" in the Gulf of California. The Gulf of California is fairly straightforward for most predicted behavior of an oblique-divergent plate boundary, but there are some intriguing differences between the earthquakes and what textbooks claim.


Events and Communities

Teaching Geoscience in the Field in the 21st Century Participants

Bringing MARGINS Science to the Classroom