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Remote sensing of New Zealand Glacier Dynamics and Landforms

Umesh Haritashya, University of Dayton


Remote sensing can provide information about the glacial geomorphology. This is an important tool, especially for the glacial region which is mostly in the remote locations.


Type and level of course
Undergraduate upper division elective course and GIS Certificate required course

Geoscience background assumed in this assignment
At least sophomore level geology.

GIS/remote sensing skills/background assumed in this assignment
Intro level in remote sensing.

Software required for this assignment/activity:
Erdas Imagine

Time required for students to complete the assignment:
Few hours.


GIS/remote sensing techniques students learn in this assignment
Analysing Glacial Landforms

Other content/concepts goals for this activity

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Analysis of data

Description of the activity/assignment

To complete this assignment, students go to field and study glacial landforms. They also do background introductory readings on both analysis of landforms using remote sensing and literature about glacial geology.

Determining whether students have met the goals

Based on their written descrptive answers.
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