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Variation Diagrams and the Evolution of Thingmuli Lavas, Iceland
Jeff Tepper, University of Puget Sound
In this problem set students are provided with an EXCEL spreadsheet containing major element analyses of lavas frm Thingmuli Volcano in Iceland. They are asked to construct variation diagrams (Harker plots) and ...

Landform Interpretation: Table Mountain
Gene Pearson, University of the Pacific
Using topographic maps, geological maps,aerial photos,and Google Earth, groups of students develop hypotheses about a Miocene [9 Ma]river channel [Table Mountain] and post-flow processes that have resulted in the ...

Mapping a local Dune Field, and estimating paleowind speed and direction
Donald Rodbell, Union College (Lincoln, NE)
We visit the Pinebush dune field in eastern New York State (20 minutes from campus). Students map one large parabolic dune, and collect sample of dune sand. In the lab, students map the dune field from aerial ...

Geomorphic Landscape Analysis Project
Cathy Baker, Arkansas Tech University
Geomorphic Landscape analysis Project is a field-based capstone project in Geol 3044: Geomorphology at Arkansas Tech University and incorporates all aspects of topics covered during the course.

Shoreline Geomorphology Lab
Briget Doyle, College of Charleston
Students will observe shoreline processes, sketch and describe beach and barrier island profiles, and investigate the impact of development and shoreline control structures on beaches.

Hydraulic Geometry in the Greys River Watershed
Ben Crosby, Idaho State University
Following lectures regarding catchment hydrology and fluvial processes, students complete a two day field analysis of a watershed from headwaters to outlet, measuring fluvial parameters such as channel geometry, ...

Build a Delta!
Douglas Clark, Western Washington University
This is a 3-part lab that allows new geomorphology students to experience first-hand the scientific method by investigating the processes and results of river-delta formation.

Hypothesis Testing through Field Investigation of Mystery Mounds
Lisa Ely, Central Washington University
Students formulate and test a hypothesis that addresses the potential processes involved in forming or subsequently shaping an unknown geomorphic feature, in this case mima mounds or patterned ground. Students gain ...

The geomorphology of home
Michael Loso, Alaska Pacific University
In this lab, students read and interpret 1) peer-reviewed literature, 2) LIDAR-derived hillshade maps, and 3) the landscape itself to better understand the geomorphology of their local urban/suburban environment ...

Darwin and the Galapagos Islands
Mitchell Colgan, College of Charleston
In this assignment the students read the Chapter 17 "Galapagos Archipelago" from The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin, and they examine a website about the Galapagos Islands. The students answer two ...


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