Catherine Riihimaki

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Biology and Environmental Studies
Princeton University

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Activities (4)

Humans as Geomorphic Agents part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.

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Salt Tracer and Area-Velocity Water Discharge part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Problem set on water discharge measurements done during an earlier class meeting. Could also be done as a lab.

Geocoding in ArcGIS: The Spread of Target and Walmart part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary Students geocode the locations of Walmart and Target stores across the US, create a map for each company, and interpret the distribution of stores using ArcMaps ...

Not Lying With Maps: Map Design Choices for Quantitative Data part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary The students read and discuss in class an article called "Lying with Maps." They then reflect on the article's recommendations by making maps of New ...

Courses (2)

Geographic Information Systems part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
Geographic Information Systems describes a computer-based system that aids in the collection, analysis, storage, and distribution of spatial data. Today GIS is used for a wide variety of place-based data sets that contain spatial information such as demographic, economic, political, ecologic, environmental, historical data. In this course, we will learn the principles of GIS and the nuts-and-bolts of using the most popular GIS software package, ArcGIS. Through tutorials and final projects, you will have an opportunity to apply GIS tools to their academic interests across natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Problem Solving in the Environmental Sciences part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course is an opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience with developing effective approaches to solving complex environmental problems. We address fundamental quantitative concepts and then apply them to issues such as global warming, sudden catastrophes, and the effects of steady flow of wind and water on Earth's surface. In the process, we explore mathematical patterns that are common to all of the natural sciences. More advanced topics include primary data collection, non-linear curve-fitting, experimental design, and literature reviews.

Other Contribution

The Connection Between Hydrology and Glacial Erosion part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Catherine Riihimaki Drew University Location UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Polar Tectonic setting: none Type: Process Click the images for a full-sized view. Description Bedrock erosion ...


Events and Communities

Career Prep '05 Participants

Geomorphology Workshop 2008 Participants

Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience in the 21st Century Participants