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

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

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: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology

Stream Gages and GIS part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
Utilize the online GIS of the USGS real-time stream gage network to introduce basic concepts of data-driven maps and GIS. This exercise can be used independently or with other hydrology exercises. -

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

Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
Users analyze NASA images of the Aral Sea using ImageJ. This Starting Point page provides general tips to adapt this Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter to college level. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology

Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
College-level adaptation of an Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter that uses the GLOBE environmental data set to analyze surface measurements made by students around the world. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water cycle/groundwater-surface water interface

Analyzing Hurricanes part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
The exercise uses GIS to explore historical data on hurricanes (path, strength, name). Students identify trends in hurricane records, the impact of hurricanes on major U.S. cities, and how hurricanes change through ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Energy, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Seasonal patterns

Boolean Raster Well Exercise part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University Summary This is a paper and pencil exercise using boolean raster grids. The exercise gives students a better understanding of how the GIS software works. ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Well hydraulics

Glacial Isostatic Adjustment part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Activities
The activity begins with a hands-on lab students design to consider the relationship between increasing masses loaded on a viscous medium. Students then investigate the Antarctic ice sheet and Pleistocene glacial ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy

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