Stephen Boss


University of Arkansas Main Campus

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Activities (4)

Finding the Moho part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This lab activity uses the Rapid Earthquake Viewer (on on-line seismogram viewer),spreadsheet software, and students' knowledge of seismic refraction principles to recapitulate Mohorovicic's classic analysis revealing the crust-mantle boundary.

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Introduction to Seismic Refraction part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
First exposure of students to manipulating seismic refraction/reflection principles to developing a very simple model using spreadsheet software. Emphasize computing and numeracy skills and learning to use spreadsheets for data analysis and graphic display.

How Much Oil Leaked from Deepwater Horizon? part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
This is a homework assignment given to students in an introductory course, Fundamentals of Sustainability, at the University of Arkansas. Students develop an estimate of the total quantity of petroleum discharged from the Deepwater Horizon from 20 April to 15 July 2010 using only two known facts, the diameter of the riser and the flow rate of the oil/gas mixture emanating from the riser.

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Hands-on, inquiry-based activities utilizing Internet data resources and state-of-the-art computer animation programs available on desk-top/laptop computers. Animations are developed by faculty and students to illustrate complex Earth System processes. NOVA Chautauqua website


Geophysics part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This is a first course (survey) in geophysics designed for senior undergraduate geology majors at the U. of Arkansas.


Fundamentals of Sustainability at the University of Arkansas - Emphasizing Institutional Strengths part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Stephen K. Boss, Environmental Dynamics, University of Arkansas Main Campus Fundamentals of Sustainability is an interdisciplinary course designed to introduce undergraduate students to basic concepts and theories ...

Other Contribution

Foundations of Sustainability minor, University of Arkansas part of Integrate:Workshops:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Stephen K. Boss, Geosciences, University of Arkansas Main Campus. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a ...

Events and Communities

Geophysics Workshop 2007 Participants

InTeGrate Sustainability Courses Workshop July 2012