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Description:

For this exercise we meet in a computer lab and students access the IRIS Earthquake Browser to download geospatial information of earthquakes. Students use the GEON Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) to explore the location of earthquake zones and their 3-dimensional characteristics. Students compare the earthquake characteristics of subduction zones, mid-oceanic ridges, and transform faults. This leads into a discussion of plate tectonics.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502201210905T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Earthquakes,Geospatial,Seismology,Geoscience,Tectonics,Education,Teaching with Visuals,NSDL

Language:

English

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