SSAC Physical Volcanology Modules

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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).

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Quantitative Concepts: Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Uncertainty:Effect of uncertainty; sensitivity, Basic arithmetic; Number sense:Average; weighted average, Significant figures, Estimation, Geometry; Trigonometry :Other plane figures, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Uncertainty:Error; relative error, Measurement; Data presentation and analysis; Probability:Gathering data , Visual display of data :XY scatter plots
Subject: Social science:History, Geography, Business, economics and finance :Economics, Natural science:Physics, Earth science
Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:One Plot