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Temperature data and Climatology
Kristine DeLong, Louisiana State University
Students learn what climate data is available for their area and how to access and use that data. Students will learn how to read and interpret climatological graphs.

Conservation Biology GIS lab exploration
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University Summary Introductory exploration of GIS as a conservation biology tool Context Type and level of course This activity was designed as a one time use of GIS to support ...

El NiÃo and Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions in the Tropical Pacific
Tim Cook, Worcester State University
This activity investigates the oceanographic and climatic characteristics of El NiÃo/La NiÃa (ENSO) events using observational data from moored ocean buoys in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Data are obtained from ...

Global Atmospheric Circulation and the Indian Monsoon
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this project students learn through lecture, video, and sketching about the Coriolis effect, the "Six-Cell Generalized Global Atmospheric Circulation Model", the shifting ITCZ, the Indian Monsoon, and ...

Net Radiation and Temperature
Allison Dunn, Worcester State University
This assignment helps students think about how net radiation affects surface temperature.

Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College Summary This activity uses field measurements and GIS to estimate the volume of water in the form of snow in a field site. Context Type and level of course I use this in a ...

Topoff Mining Company Assignment
Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University
Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University Summary Laboratory exercise to demonstrate the use of TINs in GIS using an example from surface coal mining. Context Type and level of course This is one of ...

Increase in volcanism at the beginning of the Holocene on Reykjanes, Iceland: case example
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Students make simple stress calculations to determine whether deglaciation at the end of the Pleistocene may have been responsible for a short but dramatic increase in rates of volcanism on Reykjanes in Iceland as ...

Spatial Analysis of Raster Data - An Antarctic Example
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, The
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences Summary Using Antarctic elevation and ice thickness raster data sets, this exercise uses tools available in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst ...

Global Atmospheric Circulation Patterns - Analyzing TRMM Data
Eugenio Arima, Hobart William Smith Colleges
Eugenio Y. Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Summary In this lab exercise, students interpret precipitation data obtained from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) in order to understand ...