EARTH251-20A (HAM)

Spatial Analysis in Geosciences

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Science
Earth Sciences

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Paper Description

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An introduction to quantitative spatial analysis in the geosciences, including production of maps and cross-sections of geomorphology and Earth materials from field and aerial image interpretation, use of 3D models of Earth materials, and an appreciation of volumes in the Earth’s crust.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught principally using practical exercises. There will be two 2-hour practical sessions per week. Most are based in the computer laboratories, but some will involve practical work outdoors on campus.

There will be a 2-day field trip to Port Waikato on 6-7 April during which students will prepare a geological map of an area. Follow-up laboratories allow students to present their map and report in a professional format.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe the preparation, presentation and application of two-dimensional maps of the Earth's surface features and materials.

    Linked to the following assessments: 2,3,4,5

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  • Demonstrate familiarity with relevant software for preparation and presentation of maps and geological models, and the ability to undertake basic spatial analysis of a dataset, including calculation of angles and volumes.

    Linked to the following assessments: 1, 2, 3, 4

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  • Produce a two-dimensional map and corresponding cross sections from field observations.

    Linked to the following assessments: 1, 2, 4, 5

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  • Analyse existing three-dimensional models and interpret them with an understanding of constraints provided by model input data and interpolation methods.

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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test
11 May 2020
12:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Laboratory exercise - Geological maps
23 Mar 2020
12:00 AM
5
  • Hand-in: In Lab
3. Port Waikato - geomorphic map
3 Apr 2020
12:00 AM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Port Waikato - field map
5 Apr 2020
4:00 PM
5
  • Other: In class (field)
5. Port Waikato - final map
18 May 2020
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Port Waikato - 3D model
8 Jun 2020
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Study guide material will be available on Moodle.
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Recommended Readings

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Fookes, P.G, Lee, E.M, Griffiths, J.S, 2007. Engineering Geomorphology Theory and Practice. Whittles Publishing, 281p.
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Online Support

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Online support will be provided via Moodle, which is accessible to all students who are enrolled in the paper.
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Workload

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There are 24 two‐hour practical sessions in this paper, and 1 two-day field trip. Assessment 1 is expected to take approximately 3 hours of additional time out of class. The Port Waikato project is the largest part of the internal assessment; the geomorphic map is expected to take 8 hours of additional time; the field map is submitted during the field trip; the final map and 3D model are each expected to require approximately 15 hours of additional time..

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper may be used as a prerequisite for ERTH352.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: EARTH102 or ERTH103

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ERTH222 and ERTH251

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