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When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level) part of Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geography:Geospatial, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

Looking into Earth with GIS (College Level) part of Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students work with a free GIS program, ArcVoyager SE, to explore earthquake data and plate tectonics.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Geography:Geospatial

Floodplains in the field (with GIS) part of Examples
In this GIS-enhanced lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques.

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

Image Classification part of Examples
An exercise to use a simple image analysis program to classify land surface types seen in satellite imagery in order to analyze changes in landscape development over time.

Subject: Geography:Human/Cultural, Geospatial, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geography:Physical, Biology:Ecology

Stream Gages and GIS part of Examples
Utilize the online GIS of the USGS real-time stream gage network to introduce basic concepts of data-driven maps and GIS. This exercise can be used independently or with other hydrology exercises.

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

Analyzing Hurricanes part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
The exercise uses GIS to explore historical data on hurricanes (path, strength, name). Students identify trends in hurricane records, the impact of hurricanes on major U.S. cities, and how hurricanes change through ...

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Energy, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Seasonal patterns

Introductory Tutorial/Refresher for Basic ArcMap Techniques for Geoscientists, with Emphasis on Working with Raster Data Sets part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Barbare and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary This series of three activities in tutorial format serves not only as an introduction to ArcGIS for our intro geology, hydrogeology, and structural geology ...

Exercise 6: Cartography part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary In the first part of the exercise, students examine a variety of ArcMaps to work out what data sets and techniques were used and to develop a list of the ...

Web-based Exercise #4: GIS Applications. part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Justin Shepard, San Diego State University Geography Department Summary Introduce various GIS applications and usefulness in different specialty areas. The strength is that it provides an overview of GIS ...

Semester GIS project part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Jonathon Little, Monroe Community College Summary Student will use geospatial tools (WebGIS and/or ArcGIS 9.3) to create a total of 4 original maps that begin to provide a solution to a real world problem. Student ...