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Drops to the Ocean: A GIS Study of River Basins

by: M. Gail Jones, Amy R. Taylor, and Michael R. Falvo

Water is a critical element of life. It plays a crucial role at many scales from singles cells to huge river systems. In this investigation, students explore local, regional, and global river basins using GIS as a tool. The study begins with an examination of river basins on paper maps, followed by observations at different levels of detail revealed with interactive GIS maps. These exercises allow students to explore water systems across a range of scales.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/1/2009Stock # PB237X_13

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