Visual Geophysical Exploration Environment

West Chester University

The Visual Geophysical Exploration Environment (VGEE) is a software tool that is specially designed to help learners visualize complex, multi-dimensional geophysical phenomena and connect those visualizations to fundamental physical principles. The tool works with actual data sets of The El Nino Southern Oscillation. An additional data set of mantle convection will be available in the future. The web site features an instructional module about El Nino with several assignments and activities, plus an instructor guide. There is also an on-line encyclopedia of terms and concepts. In addition to the software, the web site presents a pedagogic model that structures scientific knowledge, guides inquiry, and organizes tools for learners.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Maps, Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Datasets with Tools
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Atmosphere, Ocean, Solid Earth, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography