2012-2013 Finals Schedule

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

Introduction to the Brunton Compass and Compass Surveys

Review of Maps / Topographic Maps

Overview of Analog Map Measurements Using an Engineer's Scale

Application of Trigonometric Analysis to Geologic Problems

Overview of Map Digitizing Software and Image Processing (Tutorial)

Overview of Graphing Techniques and Regression

Overview of Grapher Software Package

Introduction to Contouring and Digital Elevation Models

Overview of Surfer Mapping Software Package

Reading: Introduction to Geostatistics and Data Analysis

Excel 1997-2003 Getting Started

Introduction to Office 2007

Excel 2007 Tutorial

MS Access Database Tutorial

Powerpoint 2007 Tutorial

Link to Online Custom / Printable 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

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

Brunton Navigator / GPS User Guide

Watershed Delineation and Drainage Area Measurement

Introduction to Triangulation Exercise

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

Using Surfer to Build Lidar-Based Digital Elevation Models

Intro to Geostatistics and Data Analysis

Introduction to Data Analysis via Hillslope Morphometry

Introduction to Rockworks Tutorial

Final Integrated Lab Project

(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.

Note: Pay attention to the availability and due dates.

Instructions for WOU Terminal Server Access from Home

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 4 (High Cascades) 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)

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 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

Final Project Answer Key