Geology and Environmental Science
James Madison University
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Shoreline Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This assignment uses the Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) developed by the USGS to evaluate multiple factors that affect shoreline stability.
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GIS Analysis of Shoreline Change Using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
The Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) is a software extension for ArcGIS that allows for automated shoreline change calculations along the coast. The user must supply the shoreline data and the software ...
Coastal Investigation Using SandSnap Database part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
Students will learn about sediment properties and use these properties to analyze coastal processes. Data for this activity is provided. Students will infer the direction of longshore transport and test their ...
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Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Thursday A
Over the next century sea level is likely to increase 26-82 cm (IPCC 2013). This increase in sea level will leave some highly populated, sensitive coastal areas vulnerable to rapid geologic changes. It is important ...
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From the Emerald Isle to the Red Planet: How to Make your Virtual Field Trip out of this World part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Morning Workshops:From the Emerald Isle to the Red Planet: How to make your virtual field trip out of this world
Many high-impact, field-focused geoscience learning experiences have gone virtual to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the continuity of this important aspect of students' preparation. ...
Shoreline Evaluation (introductory activity) part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
In this project, students will evaluate the stability of a coastal location of their choice along the coast of Virginia. The evaluation framework presented in this activity has been adapted from the US Geological ...