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This laboratory exercise explores the topographic signature of fluvial and glacial landscapes in different tectonic environments. Students develop a list of mountain ranges around the world to explore, then extract topographic data from 90-meter SRTM DEMs, and develop a series of hypsometric curves for each range. Each student works on a single range, but as a class we build up a database of 10-15 ranges around the world. The hypsometric curves are compared with each other and with published curves to look for signals of fluvial incision vs. glacial erosion in the landscapes.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140711184540994T,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL

    Language:

    English

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