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View Resource National Park Service: Air Resources Division

This is the homepage of the National Park Service\'s Air Resources Division. Materials featured here address issues of visibility protection, air quality standards, and air pollution throughout the National Park System, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and Wilderness areas. Information on air quality trends for specific parks is also provided. Remote cameras allow for real-time webcasts of...

View Resource Teaching with GIS in the Geosciences

This site from SERC\'s Starting Point introduces methods of teaching with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It offers information and links that explain what GIS is, describe why and how GIS can be used in introductory geoscience classrooms, and give examples of using GIS in geoscience education. Linked topics include spatial relationships in geoscience, the basics of spatial data collection,...

View Resource Floodplains in the Field (with GIS)

In this exercise from SERC's Starting Point, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. This example demonstrates how basic GIS elements can enhance learning by adding spatial context and introducing mapping techniques. GIS elements encourage students to consider the spatial context of field observations, introduce...

View Resource Stream Gages and GIS

This exercise from SERC's Starting Point utilizes the national network of stream gage data provided by the USGS Water Resources Division as an online Geographic Information System (GIS). Students use real-time stream flow data to interpret recent regional-scale climate events based on current stream flow data, monitor changes in time, and consider additional interpretations that could be derived...

View Resource The High Plains Aquifer Information Network

This collaboration between Kansas State University and the Kansas Geological Survey provides an extensive collection of links to resources associated with the High Plains aquifer. Topics include the basic hydrology of the aquifer, the history of water use, education, agriculture, technology, and the environment. The site also features a collection of maps and images including aerial photos and...

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