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Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole (College Level) part of Examples
College-level adaptation of a chapter in the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Examine satellite images of atmospheric ozone in the Southern Hemisphere to study changes in concentration over a time.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Examples
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.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geophysics and Structural Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Environmental Health Risk Inventory part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Public Policy:Activities
In this activity, students perform an environmental health risk inventory of a selected locale. Students will address anthropogenic and natural health risks of an area using data collected from various online ...

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Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Ethics/Values

Working with USGS discharge data part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
In this exercise, we use the USGS real-time data available online, and use it to construct a rating curve for the Walla Walla river near Touchet. We then make a simple model of flood inundation in ArcGIS for the ...

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Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water

GIS Applications in Hydrologic Processes part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Summary Students compare traditional paper-based techniques associated with estimating areal precipitation, watershed delineation, and modeling evapotranspiration. This assignment challenges ...

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Landscape Interpretation and Visualization Using A GIS part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College Summary Students utilize digital data of areas they previously explored using traditional topographic map techniques. This assignment allows students to evaluate prior ...

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Mars Landing Site Analysis Lab part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado Summary Students use recent data acquired from Mars orbiters to assess the safety and scientific value of various proposed landing sites for a future Mars lander. Context Type ...

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Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College Summary This activity uses field measurements and GIS to estimate the volume of water in the form of snow in a field site. Context Type and level of course I use this in a ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Snowpack and Snow Melt

Conservation Biology GIS lab exploration part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University Summary Introductory exploration of GIS as a conservation biology tool Context Type and level of course This activity was designed as a one time use of GIS to support ...

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Geo-Tourism Map part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Wilson, Lafayette College Summary This project is designed to give students the opportunity to create a large map (3'x4') for publication at a "Map Blast" style presentation. Students must ...

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