Geology and Geography
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
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Tsunami and the Depth of the Ocean part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Oceanography:Activities
An inquiry approach to using the celerity (=velocity) of a tsunami to measure the depth of the ocean along its path. Tsunami are shallow-water waves, because their wavelengths are so long relative to ocean depth. ...
Are You Smarter Than a Dinosaur? part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Students investigate the intelligence of dinosaurs by comparing the relative size of brain and body mass to living animals.
Grand Strand Geology and its impact on Beach Nourishment part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Brief analysis of the geologic setting of the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and vicinity) coast and the limited occurrence of sand suitable for beach re-nourishment. Students use a USGS Fact Sheet to ...
History of the Gulf of Mexico "Dead" Zone part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Student analysis of the last 1000 years of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxia zone (informally "dead" zone) by using relative abundance of low-oxygen tolerant benthic foraminifera. In this example of ...
Graphing Tides part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Oceanography:Activities
Student graphing of high and low tide from locations showing the three tide types (diurnal, semi-diurnal, and mixed) and the Bay of Fundy (tidal amplitude increased by resonance). Students recognize that not all ...
Quaternary Paleoecology and Climate Change, Bladen County, NC part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Interpretation of Quaternary pollen record from Carolina Bay lakes in southeastern NC. This records goes back to the last interglacial and shows how much climate has changed vegetation even in this unglaciated ...
Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Courses
The course emphasizes the "container" of the ocean, the ocean contents, ocean processes, and what happens when these interact.
Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Paleontology is the study of past life. This includes both the organisms themselves and a variety of problems that study of the organisms can solve. During this semester, we will consider the more common fossil ...