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Mars Hydrologic Environments part of Cutting Edge:Discoveries from Mars:Activities
This activity examines the nature of streams and basins at three locations on Mars. Originally meant for users with access to ArcGIS, the exercise can also be used in introductory geology courses using images ...

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Water/Ice, Images/Maps/Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Geologic History

Construction of Water Table Maps Using GIS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Bob Newton, Smith College Summary Students create a water table map and flow net using water level data from seepage lakes in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. They then are able to make hypotheses regarding the ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Groundwater modeling, Groundwater flow

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 ...

Semester GIS project part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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 ...

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 ...