Marine Geology and Geophysics
University of Miami
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Interseismic deformation: Crustal deformation between large earthquakes part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This assignment is based on real geodetic data measured in central California across the San Andreas Fault. It will get the students acquainted with geodetic observations, basic data analysis methods, and earthquake mechanics.
Measuring earthquake and volcano activity from space part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Activities
This tutorial is based on real InSAR observations acquired over the Andes from 1992 to 2005. It will get the student acquainted with InSAR observations and basic concepts of space geodesy.
Calculating sea level changes part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In this lab activity, students learn about the relationships between sea level and glaciers during glacial and interglacial periods. First the students need to calculate the maximum sea level rise assuming all water stored in glaciers and ice caps will melt. Then, they are asked to calculate the ice sheet distribution during the last glacial maxima based on the information that sea level dropped by 125 m.