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Visualizing the time-dependence of the Earth's magnetic field part of Teaching Activities
Frederik Simons, Princeton University; Christopher Harig, Princeton University
Visualizing the International Geomagnetic Reference Field. This activity falls under "visualization" of a geophysical field as expressed in spherical harmonics, which has been appreciated by college ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Geophysics:Magnetism/Paleomag

Using Autocorrelation and Cross-correlation to Explore Links Between River Discharge and Regional Climate part of Teaching Activities
Peter Adams, University of Florida
Students conduct autocorrelation and cross-correlation analyses on river discharge and climate indices to test the hypothesis that coastal streams draining mountainous terrain are strong indicators of climatic ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate

Using Univariate Statistics to Understand Regional Drainage Patterns part of Teaching Activities
Peter Adams, University of Florida
In this activity, students use MATLAB to compare two data sets of organic matter content in order to provide quantitative evidence that tests the null hypothesis that sediment samples have the same fluvial source. ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology, Soils, Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils:Soils

Volume of oceans, and sea-level variations part of Teaching Activities
Charly Bank, University of Toronto
The activity combines aspects of Earth science (volume of oceans and ice sheets) with calculus (area of a 1x1 degree tile) and Matlab programming. Students calculate the volume of oceans and of ice sheets given the ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change

Visualizing outcrop patterns from strike/dip data using MATLAB part of Teaching Activities
Charly Bank, University of Toronto
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Click to watch Charly Bank discuss his activity or watch the full webinar.This lab activity allows ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Thermal Evolution of the Oceanic Lithosphere part of Teaching Activities
Mark Behn, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The goal of this problem set is to evaluate the thermal evolution of the oceanic lithosphere. As discussed in class, temperature in the oceanic upper mantle is well described by a half-space cooling model, in which ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Computer Modeling

Tracking Groundwater Pollution part of Teaching Activities
Victor Padron, Normandale Community College
This is a teaching module presenting an introduction to modeling ground water pollution, directed to undergraduate students in applied mathematics. It begins with a brief discussion of Darcy's law concerning ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Global Warming: A Zonal Energy Balance Model part of Teaching Activities
Victor Padron, Normandale Community College
This is a teaching module, directed to undergraduate students in applied mathematics, that presents a Zonal Energy Balance Model to describe the evolution of the latitudinal distribution of Earth's surface ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Explore CTD data of vertical structure of ocean part of Teaching Activities
Alexander Stine, San Francisco State University
Students use MATLAB to explore CTD data of vertical structure of ocean.

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Using the seawater toolbox part of Teaching Activities
Alexander Stine, San Francisco State University
In this lab, students learn to use the matlab seawater toolbox and use this tool to test a number of things that I have asserted to them in class with regard to the contribution of temperature and potential ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

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