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How Does Surface Deformation at an Active Volcano Relate to Pressure and Volume Change in the Magma Chamber? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to examine and apply the Mogi model for horizontal and vertical surface displacement vs. depth and pressure conditions in the magma chamber.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Physics

How Do We Estimate Magma Viscosity? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to examine how magma viscosity varies with temperature, fraction of crystals, and water content using the non-Arrhenian VFT model.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Physics

Bubbles in Magmas part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet and apply the ideal gas law to model the velocity of a bubble rising in a viscous magma.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Gas Laws, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Physics:Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics:Gas Law

What is the Volume of the 1992 Eruption of Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate the volume a tephra deposit using an exponential-thinning model.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Physics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, History

Porosity and Permeability of Magmas part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet for an iterative calculation to find volume of bubbles and hence porosity, permeability and gas escape as a function of depth.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Physics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology

What is the Relationship between Lava Flow Length and Effusion Rate at Mt Etna? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students use Excel to determine a log-log relationship for flow length vs effusion rate and compare it with a theoretical expression for the maximum flow length.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology

Lithospheric Density part of Examples
Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Geoscience, Physics:Classical Mechanics:Gravity, Physics:Other Sciences:Geoscience, Enviornmental Science, Physics:Classical Mechanics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards

Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Examples
An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience

Flood Days and Good Canoeing Days at Congaree National Park part of Examples
SSAC Geology of National Parks module/Geology of National Parks course. Students calculate probabilities using USGS hydrograph data, a spreadsheet of daily stage heights, and the COUNTIF function.

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

Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students examine the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 7 and above) per year for 1970-1999 and 1940-1999. QL: descriptors of a frequency distribution.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience, Mathematics:Statistics

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