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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

Stratospheric Ozone part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion

Flood Frequency Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
This assignment asks students to do a flood frequency analysis to determine the size and stage of various floods and determine if the town of Crawford, OH is likely to be flooded or not. Outcomes: learn to work ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes

Flood Recurrence Intervals part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
This lab activity has students use stream discharge data obtained from the USGS Water Resources Division web site in order to calculate recurrence intervals for a local stream. Using the recurrence data generated, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science

Using Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students use an interactive online mass balance model help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past. -

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition

Forecasting Lake Effect Snow in Lake Superior region part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This exercise is designed to present the realistic problems of forecasting weather. Lake effect snows are hard to forecast because they depend on information that isn't part of the regular set of information ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Meteorology:Forecasting, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Energy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Clouds and precipitation

Adopt a Blob part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Deep Earth:Activities
Blobs are everywhere in the deep Earth! Students will adopt a "blob" and develop the various associated observable anomalies for it (tomography, gravity, etc). There could also be a potential for students ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Hurricane Tracking part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Forecasting, Air masses and fronts, Winds, Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Extreme weather

Hurricane Investigation part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This is a simple homework assignment that will reinforce topics discussed in lecture as well as enabling students to search and analyze information on the web.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Energy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry



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