Amanda Schmidt

Geology

Oberlin College

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

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Activities (8)

Landscape Evolution Debate part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Students are assigned to read one of the three papers on tectonic geomorphology (landscape evolution) published by Nature in 2003 (Burbank et al., Dadson et al., and Reiners et al.). All also read the editorial by ...

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Lag to peak with a stream table part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Students use a small stream table in groups to investigate how channel form determines the shape of the hydrograph (including lag to peak). They use three channels: no channel (just sediment filling the table), a ...

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Google Earth and Meandering Rivers part of Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2011:Teaching Activities
This activity uses Google Earth to introduce students to a variety of measurements related to meandering rivers by looking at how rivers around the world have changed over time.

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Lab 8: LiDAR part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In this lab students use LiDAR and GPS data to investigate the the amount of woody debris available for habitat in a local river. Students collect GPS data, explorer local LiDAR data and write a Python script to ...

Lab 7: Hawai'i part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students extract streams and watersheds from a DEM for the island of Hawai'i. They then look to seeif there is a correlation between precipitation and the way a stream network develops on a mountain. Students ...

Lab 5: Sea Level Rise part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In this lab, modified from Barbara and David Tewksbury's sea level rise lab, students use bathy/topo DEMs from NOAA to predict the location of shorelines after certain amounts of sea level rise and tsunami ...

Lab 4: Hurricanes part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students use a Python script to download position, size and foretasted position and size of hurricanes into a spreadsheet from NOAA hurricane forecasts. They then display the actual and foretasted hurricane ...

Lab 3: Changes to the Green River part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students digitize the path of the Green River from historical imagery, and calculate sinuosity using a Python script. Students then display the changes on a map. Students are introduced to the concept of computer ...

Course (1)

Applied GIS part of Teach the Earth:Courses
This is an introductory GIS course that consists almost entirely of in-class exercises using the ArcGIS software to solve various earth science problems. Students gain experience with finding, downloading and ...

Other Contributions (4)

Differences and Similarities Between Mean Local Relief and Slope part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In this lab students investigate the effect of raster scale on calculations of mean local relief and slope. Students learn about the differences and similarities between mean local relief and slope, and how to ...

Earth Surface Processes part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Courses
This course takes a watershed approach to surface processes starting with making sediment, routing it down hillslopes, and into rivers. The class meets three times a week (2x80 min, 1x3 hr) - 80 minutes are used ...

Effective discharge in monsoon controlled rivers part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
When does a river really carry sediment? Do lots of small floods carry as much sediment as a single big flood? Although we talk about average annual erosion rates, is sediment transport in rivers episodic rather ...

Logging, erosion, and sediment yield in western China part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
We generally know that logging, and clear-cutting in particular, can cause enormous amounts of erosion due to loss of soil cohesion. So, one would predict that since most of the forests in western China were ...