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Floodplains in the field (with GIS) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS: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: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

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

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

Looking into Earth with GIS (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS: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: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Geography:Geospatial

Image Classification part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS: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: Geoscience: Geography:Human/Cultural, Geospatial, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geography:Physical, Biology:Ecology

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

Climate Change and Atlantic Hurricanes: A GIS Inquiry part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
Students make hypotheses about how hurricane numbers, locations, or intensities have been changing, and then use hurricane tracks, wind speed, barometric pressure, and dates to test their hypotheses.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Tropical Cyclones, Sea Surface Temperature, and Beyond part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
The activity will use historical data of sea surface temperature and tropical cyclone origin and/or tracks to identify trends. Students use Arc GIS to explore projected SST changes and predict areas where tropical ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Clouds and precipitation, Atmospheric circulation, Air pressure, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks

Estimating Areal Rainfall in the Lake Whatcom Watershed part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Robert Mitchell, Geology Department, Western Washington University Summary The learning objectives for this GIS exercise are to 1) understand rainfall spatial variability and how to account for it when making ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

Land Use Change in MidCoast Maine part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College Summary This lab exercise is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of GIS as part of two - three hour lab periods. The exercise provides experience with GIS software as ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry



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