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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

Exercise 8: Using LiDAR and GPS data to model the water table in ArcScene part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Tutorial for using the new LiDAR tools (LAS dataset and LAS toolbar) in ArcGIS 10.1 (Acrobat (PDF) 13.8MB Nov6 13). Same LiDAR Tutorial as a Word doc (Microsoft Word ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geography:Geospatial

Cascadia Great Earthquake and Tsunami Suite part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunami Suite contains five case studies organized around understanding the potential for large earthquakes and ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geography:Geospatial

Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study explores the mystery of how such a major fault could have been missed within a tectonic basin that is ...

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Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics:Seismology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin part of 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 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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Landscape Interpretation and Visualization Using A GIS part of 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 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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Spatial Analysis of Raster Data - An Antarctic Example part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences Summary Using Antarctic elevation and ice thickness raster data sets, this exercise uses tools available in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst ...

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