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University Park ONLY: Formative Assessment
Investigating Coastal Morphology
Note:This Formative Assesment is intended for Blended classes with an in-person lab session only. If you are taking this class through World Campus or as an Online Only class, you can still complete the assignment, but you will NOT receive credit.
Ok, so now let us take a look at some of the different morphologies that coastal areas show on a global basis using Google Earth.
We'll use Google Earth to explore these places.
A. Open up Google Earth and you will notice that once the software is loaded there are geographic coordinates displayed in the lower right hand corner along with an indication of the eye alt, which is abbreviated for eye altitude. This indicates the elevation you are at above the surface of the Earth..
B. You will want to make sure that the coordinate system you are using is set correctly for this exercise, so open up the Tools dropdown menu at the top of the screen. Click on Options, and then highlight the tab that shows 3D View. On that page, you will see a box that is labeled Show Lat/Long. Highlight the Degrees, Minutes, Seconds option. In the box to the right of where you just highlighted Degrees, Minutes, Seconds, make sure that the Units of Measurement are identified as Meters, Kilometers.
C. Then click Apply in the lower right hand corner of the Options box and this will ensure that your coordinates displayed in the lower right hand corner of Google Earth are in the format of the coordinates that will be provided to you for this exercise.
Now that you are ready, read the following sections and then answer the following questions.
Note: You will need to download the Worksheet below to complete and turn in to be graded. Download the Rubric to learn how the assignment will be graded. This will help you do your best!
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