Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Looking for paleotsunami evidence: an example from Cultus Bay, Washington part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In this lab activity, students work in groups of 3-5 to develop a search strategy for paleotsunami deposits. Students take virtual cores in an area, in three rounds of 10 cores each. After each round, they determine if they think they have found a tsunami deposit, and plan the next round of sampling. At the end, each group presents what they believe the tsunami history of the area to be.
Geohazards part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Courses
This is an introductory-level, lecture-based course, primarily for non-science majors fulfilling general education requirements. Students work in small groups to apply what they've learned in class to simple situations with non-simple answers (e.g. "Should the city of St. Louis require seismic retrofitting knowing that it will make low-income housing less affordable."). Group work is presented (and assessed) through three poster sessions. Material in lecture provides the geologic context for these decisions.
Interpreting Earth History part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Courses
10 March 2011; Parallels between northern Japan before the Great Eastern Japan earthquake and the Pacific Northwest of the United States part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Andrew Moore, Geology, Earlham College Summary The 11 March 2011 Great Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami struck probably the most tsunami-ready coastline in the world. That 16,000 people were killed represents, ...
Coastline changes to Aceh from the great 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Andrew Moore Earlham College Location Continent: Asia Country: Indonesia State/Province: Aceh City: Banda Aceh UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Tropical Tectonic setting: Island Arc Type: ...