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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. We also look at the effect of humans on rivers: the building of a reservoir.
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Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
HydroTrend


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Future Sediment Flux of the Ganges River
Stand alone module

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

Model used:
HydroTrend


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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 avulson on a coastline.
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Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
CEM


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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.
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Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
(self-contained)


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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.
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Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
(self-contained)


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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.
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Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
(self-contained)


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Quantifying river channel evolution with Landlab
Stand alone module

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

Model used:
Landlab


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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.
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Duration:
3.0 hrs

Model used:
None


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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.
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Duration:
2.0 hrs

Model used:
Meanderpy


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Introduction to CSDMS Tools: 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.
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Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
Landlab


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Introduction to CSDMS Tools: 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.
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Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
Heat


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Introduction to CSDMS Tools: Python Modeling Toolkit (pymt)
Stand alone module

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

Model used:
CEM


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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.
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Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Kudryavtsev Model


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National Water Model Data Component
Stand alone module

A CSDMS data component used to download the National Water Model datasets.
Duration:
1.0 hrs

Model used:
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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.
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Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Frost Model


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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.
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Duration:
1.5 hrs

Model used:
Kudryavtsev Model


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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


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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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