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Previous mapping exercises have dealt with well-exposed rocks, but this particular area runs into a problem with a thick valley fill on bedrock. We have some good estimates of the density contrast for the valley fill and bedrock. A prelab exercise asks the students to assign realistic densities to the units. In class we develop a model for the expected anomaly size for different thickness, then we go out and measure the anomaly and estimate the thickness. Uses online and/or real-time data Has minimal/no quantitative component Addresses student fear of quantitative aspect and/or inadequate quantitative skills Uses geophysics to solve problems in other fields

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    Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Gravity,Exploration Methods,Geodesy,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502195550658T,Physics,Geoscience,NSDL_SetSpec_380601

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