Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University in the City of New York
Mentally Visualizing Large Geologic Structures from Field Observations: A Behavioral Study part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
Artificial outcrops made of plywood that together would form a large geologic structure, part of which is eroded or covered by dirt and vegetation, are constructed on campus. One structure is an elongate basin, and another is an anticline. After walking around the outcrops, students are asked to choose among an array of scale models of possible geologic structures the one that they think best represents the buried structure. Then they orient the model so that it is aligned with the actual structure in the real world. -
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
Environmental policy master's students viewed precipitation forecast maps and answered some questions. This activity concerns understanding, use, and visualization of scientific data.
Teaching Structural Geology Participants: Presenter