[unav_all] GSA short courses related to Geodesy/ Geophysics

Shelley Olds olds at unavco.org
Fri Sep 20 06:34:18 MDT 2013


Hello everyone,
As part of the Geological Society of America's annual meeting in Denver, 
UNAVCO and GSA's Teacher Advocate Program are sponsoring three short 
courses! *For more information and to register for GSA short courses, 
please see the GSA 2013 Short Courses 
<http://community.geosociety.org/2013AnnualMeeting/Conference/Courses> 
page. *

*September 23rd* is the early registration deadline!

*For Researchers (faculty, graduate students and geoscience professionals):
Introduction to Terrestrial Laser Scanning (Ground-Based LiDAR) for 
Earth Science Research .* (GSA course 501)
Friday, October 25, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Held at UNAVCO, Boulder, CO
US$54; includes lunch. Limit: 20. CEU: 0.8.
/Cosponsor: UNAVCO/
/Instructors: /Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO; Marianne Okal, UNAVCO; David 
Phillips, UNAVCO; Carlos Aiken, The University of Texas at Dallas

This one-day short course will provide earth science faculty, students 
and professionals with an introduction to the principles of Terrestrial 
Laser Scanning (TLS - a.k.a., ground-based lidar). TLS enables the 
capture of very high-resolution three-dimensional images of geologic 
features, and has emerged as a powerful tool for applications ranging 
from outcrop mapping to documentation and analysis of active earth 
surface processes. The course will focus on TLS technology, data 
collection, processing and analysis workflows, and examples of science 
applications. The course will consist of a combination of lectures and 
hands-on demonstrations of TLS equipment and data processing.

*For College Faculty:
Integrating GPS, LiDAR, InSAR, and Other Geodesy Data into Undergraduate 
Courses. *(GSA course 526)
Saturday, October 26, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.. Held at Auraria Campus, Senate 
Chambers
US$20 ; Limit: 30. CEU: 0.4.
/Cosponsor: UNAVCO/
/Instructors: /Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO; Vince Cronin, Baylor 
University; Gareth Funning, University of California at Riverside

Despite its growing importance to research in societally critical fields 
such as hazard mitigation and climate change, geodetic techniques and 
data are seldom found in undergraduate geoscience courses. In this 
UNAVCO-sponsored short course participants will learn about a suite of 
activities, relevant to both major's (structures, geophysics, tectonics, 
geomorphology, volcanology, and more) and introductory courses, that 
feature geodetic data investigations. A primary focus will be use of GPS 
data to understand regional strain and earthquake hazards but resources 
for teaching with airborne and terrestrial LiDAR and InSAR will also be 
included. Presenters include material authors and instructors as well as 
technical experts.

*For K-12 teachers
Yellowstone National Park as a Hotbed for Inquiry---For Teachers.* (GSA 
course 520B)
Saturday, October 26, 8 a.m.--noon. Held at Auraria Campus, Senate Chambers
US$20 for one course---or get two-for-one!---US$20 for combined courses 
(add 520C or 520D) Limit: 30. CEU: 0.4.
/Cosponsor: The Geological Society of America Teacher Advocate Program/
/Instructors: /Nancy West, Quarter Dome Consulting; Shelley Olds, UNAVCO

This course for teachers focuses on data-rich classroom-ready lessons 
and activities exploring Yellowstone's dynamic landscape. Middle and 
high school teachers will investigate the region's eruption history, 
hydrothermal activity, seismicity, and land deformation using GPS, 
LiDAR, and InSAR. While the module focuses on Yellowstone, the park's 
deformation leads to examining more general tectonic activity, natural 
hazards, and crustal deformation and strain throughout tectonically 
active areas of the West. Pedagogy will include hands-on models, 
demonstrations, analyzing data, and discussion of how to use these 
materials in teaching. All of the activities and data in this 
UNAVCO-sponsored workshop are free to the public.

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