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Digitization and Volumetric Analysis of Sediment Transport in a Simplistic Flume
C. Robin Mattheus, Hamilton College Summary The activity is designed to help students conceptualize the spatiotemporal relationships between erosion and deposition across a convex topography, which serves as a ...
Emily Burns, Community College of Rhode Island
Emily Burns, Community College of Rhode Island Summary Students practice selecting features by location and adding a hyperlink to a point feature. They work with data that they download from a state GIS site. ...
Shorelines of Glacial Lake Hitchcock
Bob Newton, Smith College
Bob Newton, Smith College Summary This activity uses GIS methods to subtract the isostatic rebound from a DEM in order to create a map of the shoreline of Glacial Lake Hitchcock. Students are then able to evaluate ...
Swimming in Oil: The Impact, Aftermath and Alternatives to Oil Spills
Michelle Kinzel, Oregon State University
Michelle Kinzel, San Diego Mesa College Summary This activity introduces students to basic functions and features of ArcGIS software and explores principles of a GIS and data set manipulations, using observational ...
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 ...
Geomorphology: Were Earth-like river processes ever present on Mars?
Laurel Goodell, Princeton University
Laurel Goodell, Summary Students compare rivers on Earth to channel-like features on Mars, and consider whether Earth-like river processes were ever present on Mars. Context Type and level of course Entry level ...
Geoprocessing (map overlay) exercise - a rabbit prediction map
Chris Harding, Iowa State University
Chris Harding, Iowa State University Summary Walks the student through the creation of a prediction map using a very simple (fictitious) spatial planning and analysis scenario. Although the actual prediction ...
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 ...
Exercise 8: Using LiDAR and GPS data to model the water table in ArcScene
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Tutorial for using the new LiDAR tools (LAS dataset and LAS toolbar) in ArcGIS 10.1 (Acrobat (PDF) 13.8MB Nov6 13). Same LiDAR Tutorial as a Word doc (Microsoft Word ...
Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake
Michael Mayhew, National Science Foundation;
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study explores the mystery of how such a major fault could have been missed within a tectonic basin that is ...