GIS in Geoscience Examples


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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: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management

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: Geoscience:Geology

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS: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: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology

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: Geoscience: 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 Teaching Methods: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: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Spatial Analysis of Raster Data - An Antarctic Example part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences Summary Using Antarctic elevation and ice thickness raster data sets, this exercise uses tools available in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy

Tsunami Travel Time Approximation part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are asked to calculate approximate tsunami travel times across the Pacific basin. The assignment builds off of a lab introducing students to Spatial Analyst, and ...

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

Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College Summary This activity uses field measurements and GIS to estimate the volume of water in the form of snow in a field site. Context Type and level of course I use this in a ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Snowpack and Snow Melt

Mars Landing Site Analysis Lab part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado Summary Students use recent data acquired from Mars orbiters to assess the safety and scientific value of various proposed landing sites for a future Mars lander. Context Type ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Landscape Interpretation and Visualization Using A GIS part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College Summary Students utilize digital data of areas they previously explored using traditional topographic map techniques. This assignment allows students to evaluate prior ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

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