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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

Introduction to MATLAB for Geomorphology part of Teaching Activities
Risa Madoff, University of North Dakota-Main Campus
This is a lab for a Geomorphology course intended to introduce students to modeling landform evolution by means of applying a common sediment transport law to the erosion of a hillslope over time. MATLAB is used to ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Teaching Seismic Data Analysis with the GISMO toolbox for MATLAB part of Teaching Activities
Glenn Thompson, University of South Florida
GISMO is an object-oriented toolbox for seismic data analysis, and a set of tutorials are being built around this. Students learn how to read seismic waveform and event catalog data either from local files or ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Visualizing outcrop patterns from strike/dip data using MATLAB part of Teaching Activities
Charly Bank, University of Toronto
This lab activity allows students in an introductory structural geology class to explore strike-dip outcrop patterns on a map and in 3D. The topography is shown as a contour map; students decide on values for ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

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
Remote sensing is a cost-effective way to gather data about environmental conditions and can be used to understand variability and trends. In this exercise will start to gather environmental data for the Tasman ...

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

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

Isostasy and crustal thickness part of Teaching Activities
Audrey Huerta, Central Washington University
Students will write a matlab code to calculate crustal thickness of 5 locations. Calculations will use topography (determined by running a matlab script that creates a clickable map) and nominal density values, and ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology

Computational Course for Geology Majors - Seismology Component Outline part of Teaching Activities
Clark Wilson, University of Texas at Austin, The
Lecture and programming assignment topics for a new lower division computation course for Geology majors. Proposed seismology component, to last several weeks in a semester-long course.

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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