|Looking at Earth|
|October 1997||Table of Contents||Volume 42||Number 10|
Interns Find Washington Eye-opening
Janice O. Childress and David Applegate
Data Deluge: The Satellites Are Coming
by William E. Stoney
The next five years will witness an explosion in the number of earth-observation satellites orbiting the planet. Increased coverage, high-resolution data, and the availability of hyperspectral and radar imagery promise new ways to look at Earth and new tools to help us understand, map, and manage its surface.
Fuzzy Logic and Geology
by J.H. Fang
Models based on fuzzy logic work with qualitative concepts rather than the precise numerical values of mathematical analysis. The assumptions made in mathematical modeling all too often distort the realities of earth processes. Fuzzy modeling, however, should prove well-suited for probing the complexities of geoscience.
Learning Science Through Research: The Keck Geology Consortium
Undergraduate Research Program
by Cathryn A. Manduca
Research introduces students to the real world of science. The Keck Geology Consortium gives undergraduate geology majors an opportunity to learn the process of scientific inquiry firsthand -- and make a substantive contribution to science itself.