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Using Google Earth to measure seacliff erosion rates part of Oceanography:Activities
This lab uses Google Earth to measure the rate of seacliff retreat. It touches upon coastal processes, natural hazards, and coastal management issues. The central focus of the lab is in the Monterey Bay area.

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Old Sticks in the Mud: Hazards of Lahars from Mount Rainier Volcano part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Volcanic debris flows (lahars) flow long distances, bury and aggrade river valleys, and cause long-term stream disturbances and dramatic landscape changes. Students will evaluate the nature, scale, and history of ...

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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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Investigating Plate Tectonics with Google Earth part of Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Students examine data sets of topography, bathymetry, volcano location, earthquake location and size, and ocean floor age in Google Earth to determine the location and attributes of different types of plate ...

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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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Observing Streams & Rivers in Google Earth part of Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
Students are asked to observe fluvial features on both Earth and Mars in satellite images via Google Earth (as well as online panoramas) and explore processes of erosion and deposition and the relationship of ...

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Energy Consumption Rates across the USA and the World part of Examples
A investigation of differences in rates and categories of energy use between countries and US states

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Emergent Models in Google Earth part of Introductory Courses:Activities
This is one sample of a set of emergent models we are developing for use with Google Earth. Students use the Google Earth time-slider to lift 3D models of the subsurface into view. They can substitute their own ...

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Earthquake Epicenter Location Exercise using Google Earth and OneNote part of Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Students are provided with data from 4 seismograms which are used to plot the epicenter of an earthquake using OneNote to pick the P-S wave arrival gap and Google Earth to plot the circles which intersect at the ...

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Richmond's Urban Heat Island part of Urban Geology:Activities
Students will be asked questions regarding the causes and impacts of the UHI. They will also be asked to apply this knowledge to two real-world settings and analyze data collected at both locations.

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