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What Can (and Cannot) Be Learned from Scientific Drilling Using Examples from Margins Initiatives
Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Florida International University
This is a lecture segment that could be introduced to an introductory geoscience class to help explain and demonstrate what can and cannot be found out by scientific drilling.

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 ...

Use of GNOME to model oil spills
Tim Walsh, Wayland Baptist University
Tim Walsh, Wayland Baptist University Summary Using GNOME software (freely available from NOAA) students model various oil spill scenarios in the Galveston Bay area. Students adjust a variety of parameters ...

Detecting submarine springs in Florida's coastal zone using thermal remote sensing data
Abduwasit Ghulam, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103 Summary This lab is the continuation of the lab manual - calculating ...

Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast to Northern California
Jennifer Thomson, Eastern Washington University
Gorge to Shore - Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast to Northern California Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004 ...

Calculating surface temperature using Landsat thermal imagery
Abduwasit Ghulam, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103 Summary In this lab, students are walked through a hands-on exercise ...

CCD & Calcareous Ooze Assignment
Cindy Lampe, Ventura College
The assignment pre-tests student understanding of the CCD, lysocline, calcareous ooze, and the deposition of marine sediments near mid-ocean ridges and ocean basins.

Atmospheric Carbon: Can We Offset the Increase?
Joceline Boucher, Maine Maritime Academy
This activity lets students discover first hand how the big issues in climate change -- here, the increase in atmospheric CO2 and the utility of carbon offsets -- can be understood through measurement, application ...

Getting a Grip on Hydrogen Bonds
Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College
The purpose of this brief (~15 minutes) activity is for students to directly observe some of the unique properties of water that are the result of hydrogen bonds, such as capillary action, adhesion, cohesion, and ...

Mapping Paleocurrents: Using the Past to Understand the Present
Laurie Grigg, Norwich University
In this activity, students are given a series of world maps showing the different configurations of the continents through geologic history. Working back from the present, students reconstruct the location of past ...


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