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Tsunami Travel Time Approximation
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are asked to calculate approximate tsunami travel times across the Pacific basin. The assignment builds off of a lab introducing students to Spatial Analyst, and ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards

Sound and light in the ocean
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
In this activity students read graphs, make calculations, and interpret both to see how sound is a more effective tool than light when we want to "see" in the ocean.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Physical , Geoscience:Oceanography

The Usefulness of Tidal Charts
Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College
This 8-page assignment on the topic of ocean tides is intended to be completed by students alone or in small groups during class (with the possible exception of the last page which requires access to the internet) ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Problem Set
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

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

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities, :Project, Writing Assignment
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :El Nino/La Nina, Geoscience:Oceanography

Waves and Tides: Understanding Characteristics & Practice Problems
Stephanie Jaeger, Green River Community College
Part A: Students identify basic characteristics and terminology for waves. Part B: Students define factors that influence tides and practice using tide charts and tide tables.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

Hurricane Tracking
Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Air masses and fronts, Winds, Clouds and precipitation, Forecasting, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change

Coastal Flooding Assessment
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College
Eric B. Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are introduced to Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst, and use these tools to perform a flooding analysis for the Long Beach area of California. Context Type and level ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Classroom Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Classroom Activity, Problem Set
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards

What is the fate of CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion?
Paul Quay
A box model is used to simulate the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the industrial era and predict the future increase in atmospheric CO2 levels during the next century.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Greenhouse effect

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