John Van Hoesen
Green Mountain College
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GIS Applications in Hydrologic Processes part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Summary Students compare traditional paper-based techniques associated with estimating areal precipitation, watershed delineation, and modeling evapotranspiration. This assignment challenges ...
Landscape Interpretation and Visualization Using A GIS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College Summary Students utilize digital data of areas they previously explored using traditional topographic map techniques. This assignment allows students to evaluate prior ...
Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Hydrology students are asked to participate in a service-learning project that involves a long-term stream monitoring project. The strengths of this laboratory exercise are that it integrates classroom knowledge with fieldwork, as well as providing the students with a "reason" for doing the lab.
Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
This laboratory exercise helps student bridge the gap between fieldwork, data collection, visualization, and interpretation of the data. Using a combination of surveying techniques, spreadsheet modeling, and GIS , students further develop their spatial visualization skills and use these skills to predict geomorphic responses.
Hydrogeology part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
Hydrogeology is the study of the interrelationship between Earth's hydrosphere and lithosphere, with specific interest in the effects of precipitation, infiltration, evaporation on the occurrence and character of water on or below the land surface. This course will focus on exploring the following topics through field-based studies and GIS modeling: (1)a fundamental understanding of hydrologic processes and reservoirs, (2) the relationship between human activity and these reservoirs, (3) the interaction between both surface waters and groundwater, and (4) hydrologic techniques and instrumentation. This course takes a quantitative approach to evaluating and modeling processes, so both homework and laboratory exercises will improve your proficiency with GIS-based analyses. graphical depiction, data interpretation, and math proficiency.