Earth and Environmental Science
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
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Long-Term Sedimentology Projects Using Local Geological and Environmental Problems part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Project-based exercises engage students in all aspects of the scientific inquiry, reinforce previously learned concepts and information and provide longer periods of time for students to analyze and synthesize data. In this session we shall examine examples of long-term student projects and discuss the advantages and pitfalls of this approach for sedimentology courses. The benefits of a longer integrated lecture-laboratory format over traditional course formats for teaching sedimentology and other upper-division geology courses will also be discussed.
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Karst Landscapes of the Interior Low Plateaus part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
This laboratory exercise examines the linkages between ground and surface water hydrology and landscape evolution in the Interior Low Plateaus Region of Kentucky. The exercise focuses upon the origin of Mammoth Cave.
Watershed Delineation and Geomorphic Characterization part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This exercise was designed for an integrated laboratory course "Applied Environmental Geology". It is the first in a series of lab projects designed to apply hydrogeological principles and methods to study the failure of a hydroelectric dam built ca. 1910-15.
Geomorphology of the Eastern Snake River Plain part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
This two-week long laboratory exercise examines the linkages between the endogenic (tectonic and isostatic) and exogenic processes that created the Eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) landscape. The landform analysis portion of the exercise focuses upon recent basaltic volcanism and the Menan Buttes, the St. Anthony dunes and the fluvial drainage patterns that developed in the region.
Process Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Geomorphic Processes is a fundamental Its subject matter analyzes Earth systems and their responses to change and demonstrates how surface deposits, landforms and landscapes can be used to interpret Earth history. Geomorphic processes create the physical infrastructure or habitat templates for ecosystems and thus are also integral, although often undervalued, part of ecosystem research.
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GEL 341 Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Courses
Geomorphology is the study of landforms and landscapes and their relationship to surface processes, underlying structure and the history of geological changes. Process geomorphology views landforms and landscapes as the result of a balance between driving forces, such as climate, gravity and internal heat flow, and the resisting framework created by the lithology and structure of near-surface earth materials.
The Sandstone Pavement Pine Barren of Northeastern New York: A Legacy of Fire and Ice part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
David Franzi SUNY Plattsburgh Location Continent: North America Country: USA State/Province: New York City/Town: UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Humid Tectonic setting: Craton Type: ...