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Unit 2: Geophysical Properties of the Subsurface
Compiled by Lee Slater, Rutgers University Newark (lslater@newark.rutgers.edu)
Archie (1950) defined the term petrophysics to describe the study of the physics of rocks, particularly with respect to the fluids they contain. Although originally focused on geophysical exploration, petrophysics ...

Sustainability Topics: Ecosystems, Water & Watersheds
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Wetlands, Surface Water , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Landfills, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Physics:Other Sciences:Environmental Science, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity, Environmental Science:Ecosystems
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
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Unit 4: The Magic of Geophysical Inversion
Compiled by Lee Slater, Rutgers University Newark (lslater@newark.rutgers.edu)
This unit introduces the student to the concept of geophysical inversion, which is the process of estimating the geophysical properties of the subsurface from the geophysical observations. The basic mechanics of ...

Sustainability Topics: Ecosystems, Water & Watersheds
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Wetlands, Surface Water , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Landfills, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Physics:Other Sciences:Environmental Science, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
Resource Type: Real-world Examples: Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools, Activities:Lab Activity, Real-world Examples

Unit 5: Integrated Geophysical Interpretation and Comparison with Ground Truthing
Compiled by Lee Slater, Rutgers University Newark (lslater@newark.rutgers.edu)
In this unit, students explore spatial associations between the three-dimensional electromagnetic (EM) conductivity inversions and the visible patterns of Salicornia (Pickleweed) introduced in Unit 1, Exploring ...

Sustainability Topics: Ecosystems, Water & Watersheds
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Wetlands, Surface Water , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Landfills, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity, Physics:Other Sciences:Environmental Science
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
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Unit 3: Field Geophysical Measurements
Compiled by Lee Slater, Rutgers University Newark (lslater@newark.rutgers.edu)
Near surface geophysical measurements are performed by moving sensors across the Earth's surface. Active geophysical sensors transmit a signal into the Earth and record a returned signal that contains ...

Sustainability Topics: Ecosystems, Water & Watersheds
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Wetlands, Surface Water , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Landfills, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Physics:Other Sciences:Environmental Science, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity, Environmental Science:Ecosystems
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
Resource Type: Real-world Examples: Activities:Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools, Computer Applications, Real-world Examples

Unit 1: Exploring Harrier Meadow, an Urban Wetland System
Compiled by Lee Slater, Rutgers University Newark (lslater@newark.rutgers.edu)
Students will conduct a virtual exploration of Harrier Meadow, a saltmarsh in the New Jersey Meadowlands. They will identify its vulnerability to pollution, its tidal connection to the Hackensack Estuary and the ...

Sustainability Topics: Water & Watersheds, Ecosystems
Subject: Physics:Other Sciences:Environmental Science, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Waste:Waste Solid :Landfills, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Point Source Pollution, Wetlands, Environmental Science:Sustainability
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
Resource Type: Real-world Examples: Activities:Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Real-world Examples

Landuse Planning in Landslide Country: The Washington State Oso Slide
Rebekah Green
Rebekah Green, Environmental Studies, Western Washington University Summary On March 22, 2014 a massive section of steep slopes above the Stilliguamish River in Snohomish County, Wash, slid downward in a ...

Sustainability Topics: Risk & Resilience
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Resource Type: Real-world Examples: Essays and Blog Posts, Real-world Examples

Disaster Resilience 2015-2025: What will it look like in Cascadia?
Monica Gowan, Central Washington University
Monica Gowan, Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic Summary The current blueprint for global disaster risk reduction (known as HFA, or the Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015, Building the Resilience of Nations ...

Sustainability Topics: Risk & Resilience
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Resource Type: Real-world Examples: Essays and Blog Posts, Real-world Examples

Finding a Partner in a Disaster
Jun Zhuang, SUNY at Buffalo
Jun Zhuang, Industrial and Systems Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo Summary To illustrate the application of the proposed model in a practical environment, in the remainder of this section we will discuss the model ...

Sustainability Topics: Risk & Resilience
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Resource Type: Real-world Examples: Essays and Blog Posts, Real-world Examples

2009 Disastrous landslides in Nilgiris
Dr.G.P.Ganapathy
Dr.G.P.Ganapathy, Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management, VIT University, Vellore Summary Landslide hazard is one of the most significant hazards that affect different parts of India every year during the ...

Sustainability Topics: Risk & Resilience
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Resource Type: Real-world Examples: Essays and Blog Posts, Real-world Examples

Sea Level Rise and Adaptation
Daniel Spandau, DJS Consulting
Daniel Spandau, DJS Consulting Summary Climate Change Preparedness in Boston - Although Boston has been considering climate change impacts since the early 1990s, these efforts accelerated in 2009 when Mayor Thomas ...

Sustainability Topics: Risk & Resilience
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Resource Type: Real-world Examples: Essays and Blog Posts, Real-world Examples