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NAE Grand Challenges Project part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Matlab Workshop 2017:Activities
Dan Burleson, University of Houston-University Park
The project requires a group of students to explore one of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges using MATLAB as a tool. Students explore a grand challenge by researching data and performing ...

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Working with Scientific Data Sets in Matlab: An Exploration of Ocean Color and Sea Surface Temperature part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Click to watch Andrew Fischer discuss his activity or watch the full webinar.Remote sensing is a ...

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Gravity prospecting part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Matlab Workshop 2017:Activities
James Conder, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Students are given a set of gravity data with the aim of finding high density anomalies in the subsurface. Keywords: Data analysis; inverse modeling

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Working with Scientific Data Sets in Matlab: Intra-annual variability of Sea Surface Temperature and Data Interpolation part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
Sea surface temperature is a critical variable that determines biogeographic and distribution patterns of marine organisms. Changes in temperature influence species reproduction and survival and can affect the ...

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Synthesizing Marine Data Sets using MATLAB part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Matlab Workshop 2018:Activities
Diane Fribance, Coastal Carolina University
Students use MATLAB to analyze an oceanographic data set collected in an estuary on a class boat trip, and put it into context using time-series data downloaded from online sources. Some basic oceanographic ...

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Volume of oceans, and sea-level variations part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Charly Bank, University of Toronto
The activity combines aspects of Earth science (volume of oceans and ice sheets) with calculus (area of a 1x1 degree tile) and Matlab programming. Students calculate the volume of oceans and of ice sheets given the ...

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Signal processing and earthquake triggering part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, Western Washington University
In this exercise, written for an undergraduate seismology class, students use MATLAB to analyze waveforms from the 2004 Sumatra M9.0 earthquake, as they were recorded on three seismic stations in Alaska. Two of ...

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Tracking Groundwater Pollution part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Victor Padron, Normandale Community College
This is a teaching module presenting an introduction to modeling ground water pollution, directed to undergraduate students in applied mathematics. It begins with a brief discussion of Darcy's law concerning ...

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Using Autocorrelation and Cross-correlation to Explore Links Between River Discharge and Regional Climate part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Peter Adams, University of Florida
Students conduct autocorrelation and cross-correlation analyses on river discharge and climate indices to test the hypothesis that coastal streams draining mountainous terrain are strong indicators of climatic ...

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Global Warming: A Zonal Energy Balance Model part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences:Teaching with MATLAB 2015:Teaching Activities
Victor Padron, Normandale Community College
This is a teaching module, directed to undergraduate students in applied mathematics, that presents a Zonal Energy Balance Model to describe the evolution of the latitudinal distribution of Earth's surface ...

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