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Unit 1: GPS/GNSS Fundamentals part of High Precision Positioning with Static and Kinematic GPS
The constellations of satellites orbiting our planet enable high-precision positioning not just for consumer or survey applications but also for geoscience research such as detecting plate motions, landslide ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques

Unit 2: Kinematic GPS/GNSS Methods part of High Precision Positioning with Static and Kinematic GPS
The application of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the earth sciences has become commonplace. GNSS data can be collected rapidly and compared in common reference frames. Real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques

Unit 2.1: Measuring Topography with Kinematic GPS/GNSS part of High Precision Positioning with Static and Kinematic GPS
Kinematic GNSS surveys can provide a rapid means of collecting widely distributed, high-precision topographic data. The advantages of this technique over optical instruments such as a total station are that it only ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Geography:Geospatial

Unit 2.2: Change Detection with Kinematic GPS/GNSS part of High Precision Positioning with Static and Kinematic GPS
Though it may be difficult to perceive, landscapes are constantly changing form and position. High-precision GNSS is one of a handful of techniques capable of quantifying these changes and is a key component of ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement

Unit 3: Static GPS/GNSS Methods part of High Precision Positioning with Static and Kinematic GPS
The application of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the earth sciences has become commonplace. GNSS data can produce high-accuracy, high-resolution measurements in common reference frames. Static GNSS ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques

Unit 1: Slip-sliding away: case study landslides in Italy and Peru part of Surface Process Hazards
How have mass-wasting events affected communities, and what lessons have we learned from these natural disasters that might help us mitigate future hazards? In this unit, students answer these questions by being ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Sustainability, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geography, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

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 ...

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

Unit 3: Understanding landslide factors part of Surface Process Hazards
How do slope characteristics and magnitude of forces dictate whether or not a slope will fail? Can environmental and built characteristics change the magnitude of these forces? In this unit, students qualitatively ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting

Unit 4: Anatomy of a tragic slide: Oso Landslide case study part of Surface Process Hazards
Landslides can have profound societal consequences, such as did the slide that occurred near Oso, Washington in 2014. Forty-three people were killed and entire rural neighborhood was destroyed. In this unit, ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Health Sciences, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geography, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement

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 ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geography, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Natural Hazards, Geography:Physical, Environmental Science:Sustainability

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