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Human geomorphology and an introduction to GIS
Laura Triplett, Gustavus Adolphus College
In this lab activity, students use a few basic GIS manuevers to quantify the hydrologic impact of building the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. The main strength of the activity is that students learn how to take ...

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Construction of Water Table Maps Using GIS
Bob Newton, Smith College
Bob Newton, Smith College Summary Students create a water table map and flow net using water level data from seepage lakes in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. They then are able to make hypotheses regarding the ...

Introduction to GIS Using ArcExplorer and Brooklyn Data Sets
Rebecca Boger, CUNY Brooklyn College
The lessons introduce students to ArcExplorer GIS using publicly available online GIS data sets of Brooklyn, and water quality data of Prospect Park with locations taken by GPS receivers. In this way, students ...

Using GIS to Construct Water Table Maps and Flow Nets
Bob Newton, Smith College
Seepage lake elevation data from the Sand Hills of Nebraska is used to construct a water table map and flow net using ESRI's ArcMap software. Students learn how to use GIS software to analyze patterns of ...

Climate Change and Atlantic Hurricanes: A GIS Inquiry
Chris Van de Ven, Albion College
Students make hypotheses about how hurricane numbers, locations, or intensities have been changing, and then use hurricane tracks, wind speed, barometric pressure, and dates to test their hypotheses.

Introduction to GIS through river meandering and landslide mapping
Karen Gran, University of Minnesota-Duluth
The primary goal of this lab is to develop basic ArcGIS skills for geomorphology students and give them a taste of what is possible in GIS. The lab is written for the GIS novice, and thus includes detailed ...

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Using Google Earth & GIS to Create a Customized Map
Omowumi Alabi, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Students are introduced to cartographic concepts and learn how to use GIS to make a proper map with scale information, location (longitude and latitude), orientation and appropriate title.

Exercise 3: Reclassifying the New York State Geologic Map
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary Students download and merge the multiple sheets of the New York State Geologic Map together and reclassify units to create an attractive and legible version of ...

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Exercise 7: Plate Boundaries in the Woodlark Basin Region
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary Students use a variety of data sets (bathy DEMs, SRTM DEMS, earthquake data, volcano data, ocean floor ages, and motion vectors) to 1) determine the locations ...

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Visible, IR, and Water vapor Satellite Images of an Extratropical Cyclone
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summary The object of this assignment is to find online and interpret imagery associated with an extratropical cyclone system. Context Type and level of ...

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