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Exploring Tropical Cyclones GIS Investigations for the Earth Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0534391478

ISBN-13: 9780534391478

Edition: 2003

Authors: Michelle K. Hall, Christian J. Schaller, Larry P. Kendall, C. Scott Walker

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The popularity of geographic information system (GIS) software as a tool in the social and physical sciences is growing rapidly. These three modular investigation guides let even novice users tap the power of ArcView GIS to explore, manipulate, and analyze large data sets. Carefully designed and class tested, the guides emphasize the visualization, analysis, and multimedia integration capabilities inherent to GIS, while minimizing the need to master a complex software package. Exploring Water Resources make the nuts and bolts of using ArcView GIS transparent to your students. By focusing on teaching with GIS rather than teaching about it, you can incorporate GIS easily into homework,…    
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Michelle Hall and The SAGUARO Project team have developed a series of four GIS INVESTIGATIONS over the course of the last few years. These materials have been extensively class-tested at both the college and high-school level using funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Thinking scientifically
Planning to learn
GIS made easier
Using these materials
Getting started
What you need to know
Minimum system requirements
Macintosh software installation
Using ArcView GIS for Macintosh
Windows software installation
Using ArcView GIS for Windows
Accessing the module data
ArcView troubleshooting
Updates and resources
Unit 1-Recipe for a Cyclone
The Great Hurricane of 1900
Discovering cyclone patterns
Understanding tropical cyclone physics
Powering tropical cyclones
Solving the cyclone puzzle
Unit 2-The Life of a Cyclone
Observing tropical cyclones
Tracking Hurricane Georges
Classifying tropical cyclones
Monitoring cyclone growth
Unit 3-Hurricane Hazards
Sources of hurricane risk
The top ten US hurricanes
Exploring hurricane hazards
Risk to coastal communities
Unit 4-Hurricanes in the Big Apple
Analyzing physical factors
Managing emergencies
Addressing demographic factors
Assessing infrastructure