## ES302 Quantitative Methods in Earth Science

### Class Syllabus (Adobe Acrobat Format)

ES302 Spring 2013 Class Syllabus

2012-2013 Finals Schedule

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ES302 Final Grades are Posted - Good work everyone... great improvement across the board throughout the term... have a good summer break!

### Class Notes

The class notes are organized according to their order of occurrence throughout the term. They are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) Format. Acrobat Reader is invoked as a plug-in within the web browser environment. It is available on most machines at WOU. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free by returning to Taylor's Home Page

Exam study guides will be included as the term progresses. Please check future postings as exam time approaches

Introductory Math and Algebra Review

• Reference List of Standard Algebraic, Geometric and Trigonometric Formulas

• Units of Angular Measurement

• Guidelines for Quantitative Problem Solving

Introduction to the Brunton Compass and Compass Surveys
• NOAA National Geophysical Data Center - Magnetic Declination Calculator

Review of Maps / Topographic Maps

Overview of Analog Map Measurements Using an Engineer's Scale

Application of Trigonometric Analysis to Geologic Problems
• Text Chapter 5 - Trigonometric Problems

Overview of Map Digitizing Software and Image Processing (Tutorial)

Overview of Graphing Techniques and Regression

Overview of Grapher Software Package
• Introductory Grapher Tutorial

• Introduction to Contouring and Digital Elevation Models

Overview of Surfer Mapping Software Package
• Introductory Surfer Tutorial Part 1

• Introductory Surfer Tutorial Part 2

• Reading: Introduction to Geostatistics and Data Analysis

### Microsoft Office Training Resources

Introduction to MS Excel 1997-2003 (from Dr. Fay-Wolfe, University of Rhode Island)
Excel 1997-2003 Getting Started

Introduction to Office 2007

Excel 2007 Tutorial
• Excel 2007 Data Table Notes
• Excel 2007 Proficiency Exercise

MS Access Database Tutorial
• Example Access Database (*.zip)

Powerpoint 2007 Tutorial

### Lab Exercises

Conversion Tables
• Units of Angular Measurement

• Guidelines for Quantitative Problem Solving

Link to Online Custom / Printable Graph Paper
• 10 x 10 (10 lines/inch) Graph Paper
• Triangular Grid Graph Paper
• Polar Plot-Rose Graph Paper

Unit Algebra Exercise

Intro to Map Scales

Intro to Topgraphic Maps

Map Scale Problem (part 2)

Large-Scale Format Photo Exercise (Vintage WOU Campus Photo)

Map Measurement and Location Exercise Using Engineer's Scale and Protractor

Map Projections - UTM Map Location Exercise

Measuring Scaled Map Areas Using Planimeter
• Planix 7 Planimeter Instructions - Map Area Measurement with Planimeter
• Quick Guide - Map Area Measurement with Planimeter

Student Worksheet for Determining Pace and Ocular Height

Introduction to Scaling and Map Drawing

Classroom Mapping Exercise

Relationships Between Geologic Variables

Introduction to Brunton Compass Lab Exercise (NEW Spring 2013)

Tape and Compass Exercise - Surveying Campus Locations
• National Geophysical Data Center - Magnetic Declination Calculator
• WOU Campus Base Map - UTM (meters)

Brunton Navigator / GPS User Guide

Watershed Delineation and Drainage Area Measurement
• Planix 7 Planimeter Instructions

Introduction to Triangulation Exercise
• Base Map for Triangulation Problem

Intro Problem Set: Solving Geologic Problems

Exercise: Applying Algebra to Practical Hydrology Problems

Intro to Spreadsheets, MS Excel, and Geologic Data Analysis

Application of Excel to a Climate Problem

Application of Excel to an Alluvial Fan Problem

In-Class Trig Map / Strike-Dip Exercise

Introduction to the Three Point Problem
Three Point Problem (Pittsburgh Coal)

Application of Ternary Diagrams to Geologic Problems

Introduction to Rose Diagrams

Introduction to Contour Drawing /Interpolation (Spring 2011)

Using Surfer to Build Digital Elevation Models
• Oregon 7.5-min DEM's Web Link (Surfer Exercise)
• Monmouth 7.5-min. 10-m DEM (*.zip compressed file format)
• Marys Peak 7.5-min. 10-m DEM (*.zip compressed file format)
• Dallas 7.5-min. 10-m DEM (*.zip compressed file format)

Using Surfer to Build Lidar-Based Digital Elevation Models
• WOU Campus 1-m Lidar-Based DEM First Returns (surfer *.grd format)
• WOU Campus 1-m Lidar-Based DEM Bare Earth (surfer *.grd format)
• Instructions for Converting ESRI ASCII Grid Format to Surfer Grid Format (Header Edits)

Intro to Geostatistics and Data Analysis

Introduction to Data Analysis via Hillslope Morphometry

Introduction to Rockworks Tutorial

Final Integrated Lab Project

### Digital Lab Report Submission Instructions

(1) Clicking on the link at the end of this section will take you to a web-based course management software called "Moodle".
(2) Once at the site, choose the "Login" option at the upper right of the page.
(3) Enter your WOU student server username (the one you use for WOU email or to get to your "H:\" drive).
(4) Enter the last four digits of your student ID V-no. for the password (unless if you have already changed it).
(5) Once you are logged in, look for the "Change Password" icon...but DON'T FORGET IT.
(6) Scroll down your list of online classes to ES473 Environmental Geology; you are automatically enrolled in the Moodle course with your class registration.
(7) Scroll to the topic/assignment section, and begin the submission process.
(9) Make sure you print hard copies and make back-up files of your lab report materials; save back up files!

Note: Pay attention to the availability and due dates.

Instructions for Making Acrobat PDF Files and Compiling a Digital Lab Report

• Moodle User Notes (Scott Carter, 2009)
• Moodle User Notes (Scott Carter, 2010-11)

Instructions for WOU Terminal Server Access from Home

### Lab Data

Link to Online Custom / Printable Graph Paper
• 10 x 10 (10 lines/inch) Graph Paper
• Blank Polar / Rose Graph Paper
• Blank Ternary Graph Paper

Intro to Excel Data Set (Excel Spreadsheet)

Oregon Weather Station Locations (Excel Spreadsheet)
Oregon Climate Zone 1 (Coastal) Precipitation Data (Excel Spreadsheet)
Oregon Climate Zone 2 (Willamette Valley) Precipitation Data (Excel Spreadsheet)
Oregon Climate Zone 7 (High Lava Plains) Precipitation Data (Excel Spreadsheet)

Alluvial Fan Exercise Data (Excel Spreadsheet)

Ternary Diagram Exercise - Swauk Sandstone Pointcount Data (Excel Spreadsheet)

Data Analysis Tutorial (MS Excel Spreadsheet)

Locations of US Cities (MS Excel *.xls)

Click Here for Excel Lat-Lon Decimal Degree to Deg-Min-Sec Conversion Formula (MS Excel *.xls)

Appalachian Slope Data (MS Excel Spreadsheet)

#### Final Project Data

Download Mt. Bachelor USGS 10-m Digital Elevation Model (DEM - *.zip compressed file)
Download Mt. Bachelor USGS Digital Raster Graphic (DRG - *.zip compressed file)
Appalachian Morphometry Data (Excel Workbook)
Fracture Orientation Data (Excel Workbook)
Mt. Bachelor X-Y-Z Elevation Data (Text File)
Newberry Cinder Cone Data (Excel Workbook)

Homework 1 Answer Key - Waltham Ch. 1 Intro to Geologic Problems
Homework 2 Answer Key - Waltham Ch. 2 Geological Variables
Homework 3 Answer Key - Waltham Ch. 3 Equation Manipulation
Homework 4 Answer Key - Waltham Ch. 5 Trigonometric Applications
Answer Key: Tape and Compass Exercise / Surveying Campus Locations
Three-Point Problem (Pittsburgh Coal) Answer Key