University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Geomorphology and place part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Students choose a place that is named based on its relationship to geomorphology. They research and describe the geologic template, geologic processes and time involved in the formation of their chosen place and use Google Earth to report their results.
Sand, Sieves, and Fracking part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Students analyze the physical characteristics of sand to determine if it is suitable for use in hydraulic fracturing.
Pinnacle Mountain Field Project part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students collect, analyze, and interpret field data and identify and read literature on the possible origins of the block-fields on Pinnacle Mountain, central Arkansas.
Vector data and attributes part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary This exercise introduces students to methods of creating GIS data. They collect point data using a GPS, and they digitize line data from a ...
GIS Lab 3 - Coordinate Systems part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary I use this lab to reinforce the basic concepts of coordinate systems and to introduce the coordinate systems that are commonly used for ...
Introduction to GIS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
This course introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the use of spatial data for problem-solving in science. The lecture portion of the course focuses on the different representations of spatial data and on the processes involved in acquiring, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatially-referenced information. The laboratory portion employs a project-based methodology to foster basic GIS software proficiency.
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Courses
This course covers the properties, processes, and depositional environments of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Lateral and vertical relationships between rock units and how these can be used to understand geologic resources and interpret Earth history are also covered. The traditional lecture and lab time are merged into one long class meeting twice a week in which I incorporate field work and lab work interspersed with shorter lectures.