www.geode.net/GTOB/GTOB.pdf (Warning: 57 Mb download)
From here you can download tiny ‘leader’ KML files linking to our four tours. A paper describing them has been submitted to the Journal of Geoscience Education. It is currently accepted subject to revision. We will upload it here along with supplemental documents including lesson plans and pre-/post tests as soon as we hear whether our revision manuscript has been accepted.
Generate emerging Google Earth cross-section using two cross-section textures (png, jpeg) with optional ground overlay map
- Step 1: Choosing your location in the Teleport field.
center on your location type lat, lon or a zip code or an address and click the Teleport button
- 36.8857° N, 76.2599° W
- 36.8857 N, 76.2599 W
- 36.8857, -76.2599
- Step 2: Prepare two images for the sides of your cross-section A and B (not larger than 2 MB each) and ground overlay image to help you position your cross section precisely.
- Choose these files or enter their URLs and press “Upload”
- After few seconds (depending on your connection speed) you will see your cross-section
- If not satisfied, upload new images
- Step 3: Position your ground overlay to match by:
- Dragging pins A and B
- Entering explicit coordinates of latitude longitude box N S E W in input field
- Enter angle of rotation if necessary.
- Change transparency of the overlay for visual matching
- Step 4: Position your cross-section by dragging the controls or entering data
- Drag theto change the position of the cross-section
- Drag theto change strike or drag it while Shift key is pressedto change length of your cross-section
- Horizontal slider will change the plunge of your cross section
- Slider on the left will change tilt of your cross section
- Two sliders on the right will change elevation and stretch of the cross-section
- Step 4:
- Click the ‘Generate KMZ’ button
GEODE team will be hosting a workshop at Earth Educators’ Rendezvous 2015.
July 13-17, 2015 | University of Colorado, Boulder
Kristen St. John, Caroline Robinson, Ben Suranovic, and Cari Rand, James Madison University; and Denise Bristol, Hillsborough Community College. Questions and suggestions on the exercise should be directed to Kristen St. John: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview: This exercise uses empirical data and Google Earth to explore the surficial distribution of marine sediments in the modern ocean. Over 2500 sites are plotted with access to original data. We recommend first completing the Primer on Google Earth to become familiar with tools in Google Earth that are used in this exercise. The Exploring Marine Sediments in Google Earth exercise has four parts:
- Stories from the Sea Floor – A Lesson on How Science Works
- A First Look at Marine Sediments
- Exploring the Distribution of Marine Sediment Types on the Sea Floor
- Refining Your Hypotheses on Biogenic Marine Sediment Distributions
Audience: Intended for use in undergraduate Oceanography, Marine Geology, Paleoceanography, and Sedimentology Courses.
Download Teaching Materials and Tips:
Google Earth Primer
- Student Exercise on Exploring Marine Sediments Using Google Earth: marine sediments in GE v4.pdf
KMZ files Used in this Exercise
- First Look_v4.kmz
- Finding the CCD.kmz
- World and Regional Sea Surface Temperature.kmz (from NASA)
- Chlorophyll.kmz (from NASA and National Geographic)
Video Links Used in this Exercise
- How Science Works video (produced by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH0_xC7q9tU
- CCD video (by Minute Earth): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmpzDfrqliU
Tips for Instructors
- Instructor guide: Instructional faculty can contact Kristen St. John (email@example.com) for a copy of the instructor guide
- WhatIsACore.pdf (from IODP)
- How to pull up core in GE_GSA2.pdf
- Making Big GeoData Accessible for Education_GSA2.pdf
- GSA Presentation 2014 StJohn.ppt
References and Acknowledgements:
- Data used in this exercise comes from the following research programs and databases:
- The Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP, http://www.deepseadrilling.org/about.htm): global data
- The Ocean Drilling Program (ODP, http://www-odp.tamu.edu/): global data
- The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP, http://www.iodp.org/): global data
- The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI, http://www.whoi.edu/): North Atlantic data (global data to be added soon)
- Curators of Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Consortium. The Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8 [October 15 2014]. (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8.)
- Development of this exercise is supported by the NSF-funded GEODE project.
- This exercise supplements and compliments an NSF-funded exercise on Seafloor Sediments (http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/intro/activities/29154.html , which is an open-access chapter from St. John, K., et al., (2012) Reconstructing Earth’s Climate History: Inquiry-based Exercises for Lab and Class. Wiley-Blackwell, 485p.
- Development of this exercise has greatly benefited from assistance by Cari Rand and Mladen Dordevic, James Madison University.
GSA 2014 Vancouver, Canada
The Northern Virginia Community College team has been busy adding new images to their online repository of geological GigaPans. As of August 1, 2014, their Mid-Atlantic Geo-Image Collection (M.A.G.I.C.) includes 754 total GigaPans of geologic imagery (620 billion pixels), with a total of just over half a million views, with an average of 483 views per image. Each GigaPan is a large (sometimes extremely large) image that users can explore on their computer screen, zooming in to see detail, or zooming out to see context. The user-driven exploration of GigaPans makes them a favorite medium for virtual field trips. Users are guaranteed to find something useful among these many images. For increased utility, we have tagged and organized them into several themes and sub-themes: by scale of image, by rock type (sedimentary, igneous, etc.), by place (West Texas, Wind River Canyon, Canadian Rockies, Blue Ridge, etc.), by time (Archean, Cambrian, Triassic, etc.), and by being relevant to one of our many themes (unconformities, stromatolites, primary sedimentary structures, etc.). The links below will take you to some of these themed sub-collections, dubbed “galleries” by GigaPan.
Here are a few examples of new MAGIC geo-imagery from the past two months:
Students Robin Rohrback-Schiavone, Alan Pitts, Sam Adler, Chris Johnson, and Joshua Benton contributed imagery and curatorial input to the collection. Jay Kaufman (University of Maryland), Aaron Barth (Oregon State University) and Dan Doctor (USGS Reston) contributed additional imagery.
If you have suggestions about other themes to emphasize, or sites to include, please contact NOVA PI Callan Bentley with your ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By rock type:
Other relevant “stuff”:
- Structural Geology
- Primary Sedimentary Structures
- Snowball Earth
- Kaufman Precambrian Collection
- Fossil crane flies from Florissant Fossil beds: Diptera, Tipulidae
- Building Stones
- Karst / Travertine
- Annotated GigaPans
Special rock units:
- Chilhowee Group
- Martinsburg Formation
- Miette Group
- Catoctin / Swift Run
- Antietam Breccia
- Foreknobs Formation
- K/Pg ( K/T ) boundary
- El Paso, Texas
- Wind River Canyon, Wyoming
- Western Chesapeake, Maryland
- Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia
- Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
- Coastal Maine
- Billy Goat Trail, Potomac, Maryland
- Canadian Rockies
By geologic province
- Blue Ridge province
- Valley and Ridge Province
- Coastal Plain Province
- Culpeper Basin
- Piedmont Province
- Appalachian Plateaus Province