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1996 Grand Canyon Flood Analysis part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Mark Manone, Northern Arizona University Summary Analyze the effect of a 1996 controlled flood on a sandbar in Grand Canyon. This exercise uses Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst Context Type and level of course ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Hydrology

Pollution control and hydrologic Modeling part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eugenio Y. Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Summary This assignment will introduce students to surface hydrologic modeling in GIS and derived products such as stream power and wetness indices. Context Type ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology

Introduction to Raster Analsyis: Data comparisons part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Alisa Wade, University of Montana Summary Exploration of raster analysis using self-collected data. Context Type and level of course Introductory GIS in geosciences; upper-division course Geoscience background ...

Mapping Magnetic Intensity Data Using a Trend Surface Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Ann K. Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Summary Provides students with an opportunity to work with and interpret magnetic intensity data (nT). Challenges them to explain magnetic intensity to an introductory geology student. ...

Take home mid-term exam part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Qian Yu, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Summary This is the 2nd midterm exam for an introductory level GIS course at 2/3 of the semester. It is an open book take-home exam. This exam is held after student ...

Mars Geologic Mapping part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Devon Burr, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, University of Tennessee Knoxville Summary This final laboratory exercise in an introductory planetary geology course requires the students to use Google Mars to ...

GIS Lab 3 - Coordinate Systems part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary I use this lab to reinforce the basic concepts of coordinate systems and to introduce the coordinate systems that are commonly used for ...

Not Lying With Maps: Map Design Choices for Quantitative Data part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary The students read and discuss in class an article called "Lying with Maps." They then reflect on the article's recommendations by making maps of New ...

Global Atmospheric Circulation Patterns - Analyzing TRMM Data part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
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 ...

Electromagnetic Radiation Principles: Reflectance part of Cutting Edge:Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Kelly Debure, Eckerd College Summary The purpose of this hands on activity is to experiment with reflectance properties of various surfaces and to gain a better understanding of the effects of the position of the ...