Gareth Funning

Earth Sciences

University of California-Riverside

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Course Module (1)

Imaging Active Tectonics with InSAR and LiDAR data part of Imaging Active Tectonics
In this module, students use LiDAR and InSAR data to understand the earthquake cycle, from individual earthquakes to landscape-forming timescales. This is motivated by consideration of earthquake hazards, ...

Activities (2)

Assessment of active tectonic behavior in a continental region using Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 09:Teaching Activities
Students assess, through use of free online data and tools, evidence for tectonic activity in the landscape of a selected continental area (not a local area). The project is assessed by consideration of a written ...

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The 'Keeling Curve' and analyzing time series data in MATLAB part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Teaching Activities
In this exercise, we analyze the trends in the CO2 record monitored at Mauna Loa, (the 'Keeling Curve'). This is an exercise in data handling, interpolation, trend estimation and extrapolation.

Essay (1)

The skills gap between the graduates we produce and the graduate students we'd like to recruit (or, "How I bit the bullet and tried to teach computing.") part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Essays
Gareth Funning, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside I once overheard one of my graduate students, chatting to a visitor about his Masters research. "I think it's gone ...

Other Contributions (6)

Supporting Minority Students at the University of California-Riverside part of Integrate:Program Design:Increase Diversity:Supporting Minority Students
UCR is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the US, ranked equal 12th by the US News & World Report in 2013. This situation reflects the commitment of the university to promoting and maintaining diversity, as well as the campus location within inland southern California. Overall, 38.4% of the undergraduate population in Fall 2012 identified as belonging to underrepresented ethic minorities (African-American, Latino/Chicano or Native American). The Department of Earth Sciences at UCR has existed, in various guises, since the founding of the university in the 1950s. Today, we have 56 undergraduate majors in our Geology and Geophysics programs.

Unit 4 The phenomenology of earthquakes from InSAR data part of Imaging Active Tectonics
How are different types of earthquakes represented in InSAR data? How can we obtain detailed information on the earthquake source from InSAR data? How well can we resolve those details? In this unit, students ...

Unit 5 How do earthquakes affect society? part of Imaging Active Tectonics
Unit 5 is a final exercise that can start during a lab period and carry over into work outside of the lab time. The project report will test students' abilities to synthesize and apply knowledge related to ...

Unit 3 How to see an earthquake from space (InSAR) part of Imaging Active Tectonics
How can we tell what style of faulting was responsible for a particular earthquake? Especially in cases where there is limited instrumentation in a region, or where geologists have difficulty accessing the affected ...

Unit 2 Identifying faulting styles, rates and histories through analysis of geomorphic characteristics (LiDAR) part of Imaging Active Tectonics
Can active faults be identified remotely, based upon their appearance in the landscape? How can the geomorphic features associated with active faults be used to classify and quantify fault movement? In this unit, ...

Unit 1: "If an earthquake happens in the desert and no one lives there, should we care about it?" [How are human-made infrastructure lifelines affected by earthquakes?] part of Imaging Active Tectonics
This unit initiates a discussion about the importance of recognizing faults in relation to modern societal infrastructure. Students consider the types of infrastructure necessary to support a modern lifestyle, ...


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Workshop Participant (6 workshops)