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Emergent Models in Google Earth
Declan De Paor, Old Dominion University
This is one sample of a set of emergent models we are developing for use with Google Earth. Students use the Google Earth time-slider to lift 3D models of the subsurface into view. They can substitute their own ...
Determining Earthquake Recurrence Intervals from Trench Logs
Patricia Cashman, University of Nevada-Reno
Trench logs of the San Andreas Fault at Pallett Creek, CA are the data base for a lab or homework assignment that teaches about relative dating, radiometric dating, fault recurrence intervals and the reasons for uncertainty in predicting geologic phenomena. Students are given a trench log that includes several fault strands and dated stratigraphic horizons. They estimate the times of faulting based on bracketing ages of faulted and unfaulted strata. They compile a table with the faulting events from the trench log and additional events recognized in nearby trenches, then calculate maximum, minimum and average earthquake recurrence intervals for the San Andreas Fault in this area. They conclude by making their own prediction for the timing of the next earthquake.
ConcepTest: Tectonic Map #5
Examine the map and answer the question that follows. What is the largest type of volcano that is present near C and D? a. stratovolcano b. cinder cone c. shield volcano
ConcepTest: Tectonic Map #6
Examine the map and answer the question that follows. What type of volcano would be most likely to form at location B? a. stratovolcano b. cinder cone c. shield volcano
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
Eruption! is a volcanic crisis simulation model in which students role-play villagers, the governor, volcanologists, and the press, working to preserve their lives and homes from an active volcano. -
Creating Custom Map Images of Earth and Other Worlds
LuAnn Dahlman; Lou Estey, UNAVCO
DATA: Planetary images and geodesy data. TOOL: UNAVCO's Jules Verne Voyager Map Server. SUMMARY: Generate maps of Earth or any of 19 other planets and moons. Save and import images into presentations or reports.
ConcepTest: Tectonic Map #11
Examine the map below and answer the question that follows. Where is a mountain range similar to the Andes Mountains (South America) most likely to be present? a. A b. B c. C d. D e. E
Earthquake Magnitude - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
An activity that helps students link earthquake magnitude and intensity.
Exploring Earthquake Hazards with GIS
Constantin Cranganu, CUNY Brooklyn College
This activity is a straightforward application of GIS to assessment of earthquake hazards. The students get more modeling skills with GIS and a better understanding of earthquake hazards.
Analyzing Plate Motion Using EarthScope GPS Data
DATA: EarthScope GPS Data. TOOLS: Spreadsheet, Google Maps. SUMMARY: Learn how GPS monuments make precise measurements of Earth's surface. Graph motion data and map velocity vectors to explore tectonic motion and surface deformation in the Pacific Northwest.