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How Far is Yonder Mountain? -- A Trig Problem part of Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use Polya's problem-solving heuristic to find the distance of a peak using vertical angles sighted from a wagon train heading toward the peak.

Subject: Mathematics, Geography

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Examples
Students use spreadsheets to analyze the reasons why New Orleans has subsided in the past 250 years.

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Surface Water, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geoscience, :Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Water cycle/groundwater-surface water interface, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Landforms/Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Subsidence, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geography, :Physical, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones

What is the Volume of a Debris Flow? part of Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to estimate the volume of volcanic deposits using map, thickness and high-water mark data from the 2005 Panabaj debris flow (Guatemala).

Subject: Physics, Geography, History, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Economics