Gareth Funning

Earth Sciences

University of California-Riverside

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

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Course Modules (6)

Imaging Active Tectonics with InSAR and Lidar part of Imaging Active Tectonics
In this module, students use lidar and InSAR data to understand the earthquake cycle, from individual earthquakes to landscape-forming timescales. This is motivated by consideration of earthquake hazards, ...

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Activities (2)

Assessment of active tectonic behavior in a continental region using Google Earth part of Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 09:Teaching Activities
Students assess, through use of free online data and tools, evidence for tectonic activity in the landscape of a selected continental area (not a local area). The project is assessed by consideration of a written ...

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The 'Keeling Curve' and analyzing time series data in MATLAB part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2016:Teaching Activities
In this exercise, we analyze the trends in the CO2 record monitored at Mauna Loa, (the 'Keeling Curve'). This is an exercise in data handling, interpolation, trend estimation and extrapolation.

Essay (1)

The skills gap between the graduates we produce and the graduate students we'd like to recruit (or, "How I bit the bullet and tried to teach computing.") part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2016:Essays
Gareth Funning, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside I once overheard one of my graduate students, chatting to a visitor about his Masters research. "I think it's gone ...

Other Contribution (1)

Supporting Minority Students at the University of California-Riverside part of Integrate:Program Design:Increase Diversity:Supporting Minority Students
UCR is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the US, ranked equal 12th by the US News & World Report in 2013. This situation reflects the commitment of the university to promoting and maintaining diversity, as well as the campus location within inland southern California. Overall, 38.4% of the undergraduate population in Fall 2012 identified as belonging to underrepresented ethic minorities (African-American, Latino/Chicano or Native American). The Department of Earth Sciences at UCR has existed, in various guises, since the founding of the university in the 1950s. Today, we have 56 undergraduate majors in our Geology and Geophysics programs.