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Karen Bridges, Mt. San Antonio College
During the semester, students must complete two article reviews. They are required to summarize and critically evaluate a recent article pertaining to a topic in Earth Science. Articles may be chosen by the student ...
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology
Identifying Plate Tectonic Boundaries for a Virtual Ocean Basin
Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix
Students observe an ocean basin and two continental margins to identify possible plate boundaries and predict where earthquakes and volcanoes would occur. They also draw the boundaries in cross section.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics
Klaus Neumann, Ball State University
Students read reports about potential sources for tsunamis on the US east coast and compare them with previously discussed dangers for the west cost.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
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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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards
Wind Surge: Interactive On-line Mac and PC
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Wind surge is a JAVA based applet for exploring how water level on the windward and leeward side of a basin depends on wind speed, basin length, water depth, and boundary type. -
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Learning About Marine Sediments Using Real Data
Kristen St. John, James Madison University
This exercise set explores marine sediments using real core photos and composition data from the scientific ocean drilling programs DSDP, ODP, and IODP in an inquiry-based approach.
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology
Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC
Steve Ackerman and Tom Whittaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center. Starting Point page organized by R.M. MacKay.
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.
Subject: Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science
Sea Floor Spreading II
Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.
Students import ocean bathymetry data from text files, they then use Excel to graph these observations along with model prediction to assess the model's ability to simulated the observed topographic features ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography
Calculation of the Magnitude of Lunar and Solar Tidal Forces on the Earth
Randal Mandock, Clark Atlanta University; Randal Mandock, Clark Atlanta University
Project in which students calculate the magnitude of lunar and solar tidal forces on the earth. They calculate the solar tidal effect relative to the lunar tidal effect and the relative solar tidal effect for spring-tide conditions.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology, Lunar and Planetary Science
Applications of Vector Operators for Surface Atmospheric/Oceanic Processes
David Smith, United States Naval Academy
This lab exercise provides students with activities utilizing vector operations within the context of the atmospheric and oceanic environments.
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Winds, Air pressure, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical