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Geography -- Geographic information systems (GIS)
196 - 200
How Far Away Are the Satellites?
In this activity, students calculate the distance from a satellite to a receiving station on Earth. They will learn that radio signals are waves and that wave characteristics can be used to measure properties such as...
Ocean Remote Sensing Base for Interactive Teaching and Learning
A collection of seven lesson plans from the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing in St. Petersburg, Florida. Titles include: Light and Water: The Secchi Disk Experiment, Coral Reef Remote Sensing Classification...
How Fast Is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Station Moving?
In this activity, students use time series data from a Global Positioning System (GPS) station in the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) to calculate the station's rate of movement. From time series...
How Long Will It Take for Los Angeles and San Francisco to Meet?
By examining GPS time series plots from stations on opposing sides of the San Andreas Fault, students will determine the relative movement between the two stations. They can then apply this to calculate the time it will...
USNO NAVSTAR Global Positioning System
This reference provides an overview of the United States Naval Observatory's (USNO) NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS). Topics include GPS signal characteristics, selective availability, anti-spoofing, GPS system...
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