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Working with USGS discharge data part of Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
In this exercise, we use the USGS real-time data available online, and use it to construct a rating curve for the Walla Walla river near Touchet. We then make a simple model of flood inundation in ArcGIS for the ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water
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Mapping your Neighborhood part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
Application of GIS in identifying environmental justice in your neighborhood.

Subject: Environmental Science

Exercise 1: Introduction to spatial data – mapping the classroom with paper and pencil part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary Students map the classroom twice using paper and pencil, the first time on different pieces of paper and with essentially no instructions and the second time ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
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Introductory Tutorial/Refresher for Basic ArcMap Techniques for Geoscientists, with Emphasis on Working with Raster Data Sets part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary This series of three activities in tutorial format serves not only as an introduction to ArcGIS for our intro geology, hydrogeology, and structural geology ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy
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Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Examples
This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
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Visualizing the impact of storm surge and sea level rise on coastal communities part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards

Using Google Earth to Explore Plate Tectonics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
Students use Google Earth to learn about plate tectonics by exploring the topography of the earth's continents and ocean floor, the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes, and seafloor age. They become familiar with these global data sets and understand how Earth's tectonic plates and plate boundaries are defined.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Topographic analysis of the Sangre de Cristo Range -- GIS Project part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eric Leonard, Colorado College - Geology Department Summary Students make DEM-based observations and develop and test hypotheses regarding topographic differences between the two sides of the Colorado Sangre de ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial
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Conservation Biology GIS lab exploration part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University Summary Introductory exploration of GIS as a conservation biology tool Context Type and level of course This activity was designed as a one time use of GIS to support ...

Subject: Geography:Geospatial
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Critiquing Crummy Maps part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Emily Burns, Community College of Rhode Island Summary Students work in groups to identify problems with a group of maps from the internet. Problems include lack of detail, lack of readability, no coordinates, and ...

Subject: Geography:Geospatial
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