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Investigating Real and Ideal gases
Kristi Closser, California State University-Fresno
This activity looks at the difference between real and ideal gas laws, emphasizing the connection of the physical properties to equations and graphs. Students first analyze the real gas equation, which should be ...

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Traffic flow model
Morgan Fonley, Alma College
This assignment relates to a traffic flow model. Each problem involves graphing in two and three dimensions and interpreting those graphs.

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Synthesizing Marine Data Sets using MATLAB
Diane Fribance, Coastal Carolina University
Students use MATLAB to analyze an oceanographic data set collected in an estuary on a class boat trip, and put it into context using time-series data downloaded from online sources. Some basic oceanographic ...

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Unit 1: GPS/GNSS Fundamentals
Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University
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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Unit 2.1: Measuring Topography with Kinematic GPS/GNSS
Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University (crosby@isu.edu) Ian Lauer, Idaho State University (laueian@isu.edu)
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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Unit 2.2: Change Detection with Kinematic GPS/GNSS
Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University (crosby@isu.edu) Ian Lauer, Idaho State University (laueian@isu.edu)
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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Unit 3: Static GPS/GNSS Methods
Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University (crosby@isu.edu) Ian Lauer, Idaho State University (laueian@isu.edu)
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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Unit 2.1: Geodetic survey of an outcrop for road cut design
Yonathan Admassu (James Madison University) John Paul Ligush (James Madison University) Matthew Gribbin (James Madison University)
This unit offers an alternative application for high-resolution topographic data from an outcrop. Using engineering geology methods and data collection from TLS and/or SfM, students design safe "road ...

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Unit 2: Kinematic GPS/GNSS Methods
Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University
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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Petrology and Geochemistry of the Ongoing Pu'u 'Ō'ō Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai'i (1983-2009)
Andrew Greene, Hawaii Pacific University; Michael Garcia, University of Hawaii at Hilo
The current eruption of Kīlauea Volcano on the island of Hawai'i has been closely monitored and studied since its inception in 1983. This laboratory exercise utilizes the excitement of an ongoing eruption to ...

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