Using the "Simulation End Time" Parameter in WILSIM-GC to Model the Shape of the Grand Canyon in the Past and Future
After successfully completing this exercise, students will be able to describe how the "simulation end time" parameter in WILSIM-GC influences the model output.
Higher Order Thinking Skills
Students formulate and test hypotheses.
Students learn to manipulate the parameters of the computer simulation WILSIM-GC.
Context for Use
Undergraduate course in geography or geology
This is an introductory parameter exercise that requires no additional skills. A basic background in fluvial erosional processes and landform evolution is recommended.
Where this activity fits in the course
This is a stand-alone exercise that can be used as an introduction to WILSIM-GC, a computer simulation. Having completed this exercise, students will be ready to use WILSIM-GC to do more sophisticated activities, exploring and discovering principles of fluvial geomorphology.
Description and Teaching Materials
Using the "Simulation End Time" Parameter in WILSIM-GC to Model the Shape of the Grand Canyon in the Past and Future (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 301kB Dec14 15)