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Unit 5: Growth and Decay of Ice Sheets part of Modeling Earth Systems
Large continental ice sheets, such as the Laurentide Ice Sheet from the last glaciation, as well as Antarctica and Greenland of today, are some of the most important features of the global climate system — they ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Paleoclimate records
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Unit 6: Hydrologic Balance and Climate Change part of Modeling Earth Systems
In this unit, students create a STELLA model of the Owens River chain of lakes in eastern California and then experiment with different climate change scenarios to simulate the Pleistocene history of lake filling ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Global change modeling, Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Climate feedbacks, Impacts of climate change
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Unit 3: Glaciers, GPS, and Sea Level Rise part of Measuring the Earth with GPS
GPS data can measure bedrock elevation change in response to the changing mass of glaciers. In this module, students will learn how to read GPS data to interpret how the mass of glaciers in Alaska and Greenland is ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy
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Tracking Sea Level and Paleoenvironments with Fossils part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Students use the Paleobiology Database Navigator to examine changes in sea level in southeastern North America throughout the Cretaceous, Paleogene, and Neogene Periods. They will plot the change in distribution of ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Paleontology:Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction , Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Climate/Paleoclimate, Geoscience:Paleontology:Biostratigraphy/Biogeography , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Paleoclimate records
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Grand Canyon Cross Section Lab part of GET Spatial Learning:Teaching Activities
× Students examine a geologic map of the Grand Canyon and two imaginary vertical cores through canyon stratigraphy. They use these data to construct a cross-section across the canyon and to answer questions ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience
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Mt. St. Helens Topographic Profiles part of Geodesy:Activities
This activity takes place in a laboratory setting and requires ~1-1.5 hours to complete. Students study topographic maps of Mt. St. Helens before and after the eruption of May 18, 1980, and draw two topographic ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial
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Geology of Yosemite Valley part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
This is a four-part module designed to be flexible in duration and student grade-level. (1) Geology of Yosemite Valley Virtual Field Trip. A 43-stop web-based Google Earth tour with embedded views, hyperlinked ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
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Karst Hydrogeology: A virtual field introduction using Google Earth and GIS part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
Students will have the opportunity to select and virtually explore the hydrogeology and geomorphology of a karst landscape using Google Earth, lidar data-sourced DEM(s) and geologic maps, and GIS software (QGIS) ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
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Unit 5: Mitigating future disasters: developing a mass-wasting hazard map part of Surface Process Hazards
This unit serves as the summative assessment of the Surface Process Hazards module. In September 2013, the Boulder area of Colorado experienced an extreme rain event that led to mass wasting in many areas. This has ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geography, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Natural Hazards, Geography:Physical, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning
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Unit 2: Reading the landscape part of Surface Process Hazards
How do geologic, hydrologic, biologic, and built-landscape features manifest themselves on maps? In this unit, students will use topographic maps, hillshade maps, and aerial imagery to learn to recognize a variety ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geography, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
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