# Teaching Geoscience with MATLAB Activities

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Working with Scientific Data Sets in Matlab: An Exploration of Ocean Color and Sea Surface Temperature part of Teaching Activities
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Click to watch Andrew Fischer discuss his activity or watch the full webinar.Remote sensing is a ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Signal processing and earthquake triggering part of Teaching Activities
Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, Western Washington University
In this exercise, written for an undergraduate seismology class, students use MATLAB to analyze waveforms from the 2004 Sumatra M9.0 earthquake, as they were recorded on three seismic stations in Alaska. Two of ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Tracking Groundwater Pollution part of Teaching Activities
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
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

Working with Scientific Data Sets in Matlab: Intra-annual variability of Sea Surface Temperature and Data Interpolation part of Teaching Activities
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
Sea surface temperature is a critical variable that determines biogeographic and distribution patterns of marine organisms. Changes in temperature influence species reproduction and survival and can affect the ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Using Autocorrelation and Cross-correlation to Explore Links Between River Discharge and Regional Climate part of Teaching Activities
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:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate, Geoscience:Geology

Using Univariate Statistics to Understand Regional Drainage Patterns part of Teaching Activities
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, Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Soils, 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:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Seismic refraction in MATLAB part of Teaching Activities
Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, Western Washington University
This activity allows students to plot arrival times for direct and head waves in a simple refraction system (2 or 3 layers, assuming horizontal interfaces). Students use provided MATLAB functions to investigate the ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology

Visualizing the time-dependence of the Earth's magnetic field part of Teaching Activities
Frederik J 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