Rick Ford

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Department of Geosciences
Weber State University

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Activities (2)

Nearest-neighbor analysis and the distribution of sinkholes: an introduction to spatial statistics part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is an exercise I use in an upper-division geomorphology course to introduce students to nearest-neighbor analysis, a basic technic in spatial statistics. This technique provides an objective method for categorizing various point distributions (clustered, random, regular). In this specific exercise students will use topographic maps to analysis the spatial distribution of sinkholes on the Mitchell karst plain of southern Indiana.

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Drainage Basin Morphometry part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is a map-based activity in which students will delineate a drainage basin and its channel network, use the "Strahler system" to order the channel network, and develop simple equations to describe the inherent organization within the watershed.

Course

Geomorphology (GEO 3150) part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
The class meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week (15 weeks) for 4 credit hours. This is a required course for all three of our degree programs (Geology, Applied Environmental Geoscience, and Earth Science Teaching). The lab portion of the class includes both in-class and field-based activities.

Essay

A Non-Traditional Geoscience Degree for Non-Traditional Students: Applied Environmental Geosciences at Weber State University part of Integrate:Workshops:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Essays
Richard L. Ford, Weber State University Weber State University (Ogden, UT) is an open-enrollment, dual-mission institution within the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). As a dual-mission institution, Weber ...

Other Contribution

Applied Environmental Geosciences at Weber State University part of Integrate:Workshops:Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Rick Ford, Department of Geosciences, Weber State University. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors ...


Events and Communities

Geomorphology Workshop 2008 Participants

Quantitative Skills 2002 Participants

2011 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop Participants

2012 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

ITG Geoscience and the 21st Century Workforce

2013 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop Participants