4.6 Results From the UGA Sandbox: Lapse Rates and Lahars

Tuesday, 8 January 2019: 11:45 AM
North 229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
John A. Knox, The Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and N. Morgan, S. Bernardes, K. Cameron, N. Neel, A. Knight, and E. M. Sullivan

In this presentation, we show first results from use of the The 3D Active Teaching Tool for Learning Atmospheric Science (3D-ATTLAS), using a digital/augmented reality sandbox created and developed at the Center for Geospatial Research at the University of Georgia (UGA). We have developed for classroom use a module on temperature lapse rates. Pre- and post-use questionnaires have been distributed to students in order to gauge the educational effectiveness of the module. In addition, thesis research at UGA on the aviation impacts of an eruption of Mt. Rainier in Washington state has inspired the use of the sandbox to simulate a lahar (volcanic mud flow). These applications demonstrate the versatility of the sandbox approach for teaching and research in the atmospheric and related sciences.
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