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Porosity and Permeability of Magmas part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology: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.

Subject: Geoscience: 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 Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology: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.

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

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

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

How Do We Estimate Magma Viscosity? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology: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.

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

Bubbles in Magmas part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology: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.

Subject: Geoscience: 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 a Debris Flow? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology: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: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Physics, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes, History, Economics

How Does Surface Deformation at an Active Volcano Relate to Pressure and Volume Change in the Magma Chamber? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology: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.

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

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
This is an activity that uses the spreadsheet program Excel to explore the origins of subsidence in New Orleans. There are two versions. The first is a traditional Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum (SSAC) module ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Subsidence, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather

How Do We Estimate Melt Density? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology:Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate melt density at high temperatures and pressures from the thermodynamic properties of silicates.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Mixtures, Solutions, & Compounds:Molarity, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Physics

How are Flow Conditions in Volcanic Conduits Estimated? part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:Physical Volcanology:Examples
SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate velocity of rising magma in steady-state Plinian eruptions using conservation of mass and momentum.

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