William Locke

Earth Sciences

Montana State University-Bozeman

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Activities (6)

Mid-level spreadsheeting and complex modeling of real-world scarp evolution part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
This exercise is a second or familiarization exercise in spreadsheeting, but is also a mathematical model for slope evolution. It uses the concept of "erosivity" (generally, the relative ratio of driving and resisting forces) and slope angle to reshape an initial topography. Finally, it asks the students themselves to come up with a real-world situation worth modeling.

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Principles of Geomorphology part of Course Design:Goals Database
The study of geomorphology provides a working understanding of the terminology of landforms and a basic understanding of the processes and history of landscape evolution.

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Terraces and alluvial fans of the Madison Valley, SW Montana part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
William Locke Montana State University Location Continent: North America Country: United States of America State/Province: Montana County: Madison UTM coordinates and datum: 12T VR 5323 2122 Setting Climate ...

Introductory spreadsheeting, graphical display, and modeling through simulation of scarp evolution part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
SCARP is the first in a sequence of spreadsheet modeling exercises (SCARP2, LONGPRO, and GLACPRO). In this exercise, students use a simple arithmetic model (a running mean) to simulate the evolution of a scarp ...

Spreadsheet modeling of former glaciation in research mode part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
In the GLACPRO exercise student teams (1-3 members) use a numerical model to reconstruct a former glacial flowline from moraines to source. They must interact with teams studying adjacent flowlines to accurately place ice divides. They can calculate average thicknesses, volumes, ice loading, and sea level equivalent from the class model.