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Sediment Supply to the Global Ocean
Stand alone module

Investigate river sediment supply to the ocean by exploring the effects of climate changes on river fluxes. Also look at the effect of humans on rivers: the building of a reservoir.
     
Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
HydroTrend


Future Sediment Flux of the Ganges River
Stand alone module

Investigate river sediment supply of the monsoon-driven Ganges River. Explore the effects of future climate changes. Validate a model against observations and discuss uncertainty.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
HydroTrend


River-Delta Interactions
Stand alone module

Explore coastal processes by 1) a spreadsheet lab or 2) an advanced modeling lab using the CEM model. We look at the effects of waves and river avulsion on a coastline.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
CEM


Exploring a shallow unconfined aquifer
Stand alone module

The notebook-based lab uses a simple numerical model to explore how hydraulic conductivity and recharge influence the depth of an unconfined aquifer and the shape of its water table.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
(self-contained)


Exploring the growth and retreat of a valley glacier
Stand alone module

Visualize and experiment with the growth of a valley glacier using a simple 1D numerical model.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
(self-contained)


River Discharge Data Analysis
Stand alone module

Learn about river stage and discharge, using gage height data downloaded from the USGS for the upper Colorado River. Use standard Python libraries to read, analyze, and visualize data.
     
Duration:
3.0 hrs

Model used:
n/a


Meandering River Dynamics
Stand alone module

Meanderpy uses a simple linear relationship between the nominal migration rate and curvature, as recent work using time-lapse satellite imagery suggests that high curvatures result in high migration rates.
     
Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
Meanderpy


CSDMS Workbench: Python Modeling Toolkit (pymt)
Stand alone module

The Python Modeling Toolkit (pymt) provides the tools needed for coupling models that expose a Basic Model Interface (BMI). This lab illustrates how to use pymt to run and couple models.
     
Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
CEM


Permafrost Modeling with Ku Model
Stand alone module

This lab introduces how to use Ku model for permafrost modeling and how Ku can be used alongside landscape geomorphology models.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Kudryavtsev Model


SoilGrids Data Component
Stand alone module

A CSDMS data component used to download the soil property datasets from the SoilGrids system.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
SoilGrids Data Component


Flood Frequency Analyses with Python
Stand alone module

Analyze flood frequency of different rivers in North Carolina using basic extreme analysis and python. Students will get practice using pandas dataframes for importing, analyzing, and visualzing data.
     
Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
n/a


Tilt Current Meter Analyses
Stand alone module

Analyze month long deployment of velocity data from tilt current meters deployed in inlet stream in Maine
     
Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
n/a


Soil temperature profile
Stand alone module

Explore how temperature varies within a soil over the course of a day or year, as heat gets conducted upward and downward in the profile.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
(self-contained)


Quantifying river channel evolution with Landlab
Stand alone module

This notebook illustrates the evolution of detachment-limited channels in an actively uplifting landscape.
     
Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
Landlab


CSDMS Workbench: Landlab
Stand alone module

Landlab is an open-source Python-language package for numerical modeling of Earth surface dynamics. This lab illustrates how to use different Landlab components for modeling.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
Landlab


CSDMS Workbench: Basic Model Interface (BMI)
Stand alone module

The Basic Model Interface (BMI) is a set of standard control and query functions that, when added to a model code, make that model both easier to learn and easier to couple with other software elements. This lab illustrates how to run a model through its BMI.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
Heat


Alternative mesh generation for Landlab
Stand alone module

This lab uses the mesh generator dmsh and the mesh generator from the Anuga model to create unstructured grids that can be passed into Landlab.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
Landlab


Exploring the effects of rainstorm sequences on a river hydrograph
Stand alone module

This notebook illustrates how storm sequences interact with watershed properties to control infiltration and runoff. It explores the relationships between rainfall intensity, water stage height, and infiltration through the integration of multiple Landlab components.
     
Duration:
3.0 hrs

Model used:
Landlab


Cratered Landscapes
Stand alone module

Learn about the nature of impact craters and how we simulate their shape and distribution on a planetary surface. Then, investigate the results of different kinds of erosion on a cratered landscape, using Landlab.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Landlab


Including Wildfires in a Landscape Evolution Model
Stand alone module

Explore the effect of stochastic wildfires on riverine sediment flux. We use the SPACE model to simulate fluvial processes and introduce a stochastic wildfire model. Students can experiment by changing the rate of fires and other parameters.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
SPACE


Linking Landlab Components and Creating Sediment Pulses in NetworkSedimentTransporter
Stand alone module

1) Demonstrate a potential to couple NST with existing landlab models that generate sediment sources or other sediment input condition; 2) Run the NetworkSedimentTransporter with pulses of sediment to understand the impact of landscape disturbance on sediment yield
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
River Network Bed-Material Sediment


Simulating Shoreline Change using Coupled Coastsat and Coastline Evolution Model (CEM)
Stand alone module

Visualize the evolution of any sandy beach in the world through time. learn how to extract complex datasets, run a geomorphic model, and explore the impact of different wave climates on a beach you care about.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
CEM


Topography Data Component
Stand alone module

Learn how to download and access land elevation data from OpenTopography with the CSDMS Topography data component.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
Topography Data Component


GeoTiff Data Component
Stand alone module

Learn how to access data and metadata from a GeoTIFF file through an API or a BMI with the CSDMS GeoTiff data component.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
GeoTiff Data Component


Data Component Use Case for Overland Flow Simulation
Stand alone module

A demonstration of how to use the Data Components and Landlab components for overland flow simulation.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Landlab


Data Component Use Case for Landslide Susceptibility Calculation
Stand alone module

A demonstration of how to use the Data Components to download topography and soil datasets to calculate the landslide susceptibility.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Landlab


Data Component Use Case for Permafrost Thaw and Hillslope Diffusion
Stand alone module

A demonstration of how to use the Data Components, Landlab, and Pymt Model Components to simulate the permafrost active layer thickness and the hillslope diffusion process.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Kudryavtsev Model


Data Component Use Case for Wave Power Calculation
Stand alone module

A demonstration of how to use the Data Component to download wave properties datasets to calculate the wave power.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
WAVEWATCH III ^TM


ERA5 Data Component
Stand alone module

A CSDMS data component used to access the ECMWF Reanalysis v5 (ERA5) climate datasets.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
ERA5 Data Component


NWIS Data Component
Stand alone module

A CSDMS data component used to access the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) data.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
NWIS Data Component


dbSEABED Data Component
Stand alone module

A CSDMS data component used to download the marine substrates datasets from the dbSEABED system.
     
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
dbSEABED Data Component


Topography to GRASS GIS to Landlab model grid
Stand alone module

A demonstration of fetching elevation data with the Topography data component, reprojecting and tuning it with GRASS GIS, then loading it into a Landlab RasterModelGrid.
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
GRASS GIS, Landlab, Topography Data Component


Permafrost Modeling - where does permafrost occur?
Module 1 of 4 of the series Permafrost.

What is permafrost and how do you make a first-order prediction about permafrost occurrence. This is lesson 1 in a mini-course on permafrost, this lab uses the Air Frost Number and annual temperature data to predict permafrost occurrence.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Frost Model


Permafrost Modeling - the Active Layer
Module 2 of 4 of the series Permafrost.

Explore what is active layer depth and the effects of snow and soil water content on permafrost. This is lesson 2 in a mini-course on permafrost. It employs a 1D configuration of the Kudryavtsev model.
     
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Kudryavtsev Model


Permafrost Modeling - making maps from gridded climate data
Module 3 of 4 of the series Permafrost.

Using the Frost number code and grids of climate input data, one can make predictions of permafrost occurrence over the last century in Alaska. This is lesson 3 in a mini-course on permafrost.
Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
Frost Model


Permafrost Modeling - looking at future permafrost with climate models
Module 4 of 4 of the series Permafrost.

Using the Frost number code and grids of climate model input data (CMIP5), allows you to map predictions of permafrost occurrence. This is lesson 4 in a mini-course on permafrost.
Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Frost Model




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