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Exercise 5: The human impact of sea level changes, plus extensions to impacts of other natural events on human populations
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary In this eight-part exercise, students download NOAA high resolution bathy/topo DEMs and TIGER census data to predict the location of shorelines, the extent of ...

Student Lead Discussions: Articles from the Literature and Final Writing Assignment
Dave Dempsey, San Francisco State University
This is a two-stage assignment. The first stage is a student-led discussion of a set of closely related articles selected by the instructors from the climate change literature. The second stage is an 8-12 page ...

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level)
Brian Welch
This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

Mapping Hurricanes - Working with Digital Vector and Raster Data Sets
Scott White, Fort Lewis College
Scott White, Fort Lewis College Summary This lab exercise shows students how to create a map of the track and winds of a hurricane. Hurricane Jimena from 2009 is examined using both vector and raster data. Context ...

Creating a Natural Disaster Blog/VoiceThread to Understand Resilience
Anne Hall, Emory University
Student groups create blogs or VoiceThreads on selected natural disaster events including a description of the event, the cause of the disaster, response & recovery, prediction & prevention and resilience to the event.

The Science of Disasters eTextbook Activity
Sian Proctor, South Mountain Community College
The Science of Disasters etextbook is a Softchalk activity designed to give students an introduction to disaster terminology including risk and resiliency. It is typically used as a pre-reading assignment for non-science majors in an introductory disasters class.

Understanding flood risk at the community level
Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
University level activity on floodplain risks. Uses FEMA maps and SERC river geomorphology videos.

Usefulness of Google Earth/Wikimapia as risk predictor and damage/ resilience assessment tools
Charlene Sharpe, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Google Earth/Wikimapia tools for risk prediction, damage and resilience assessment.

VEPP: Volcanic activity and monitoring of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
Lizzette Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus
This is an exercise that is in development and will not be tested until Fall 2010 or Spring 2011. Please check regularly for updates and changes. Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and its ...


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