Module 6: Atompsheres & Fluids

Mastering Image Software


Image Activity - THIS IS AN OPEN-ENDED PROJECT THAT YOU WILL DESIGN AND DEVELOP USING IMAGE SOFTWARE

In brief: Design and carry out an impage processing experiment that is somewhat inquiry-based. The requirements are that you measure and compare at least one atmosphere-related type of feature (clouds or bands, for example) on at least two different worlds.. You must use Image for at least some of the measurements. You must use at least two different images.

1. Choose at least two different worlds that have something in common and at least two different images. You will need to find and convert the images into TIFFs.

(Alternatively, you may do the work individually and use your teammates to assist each other and compare results -- or any combination you like.)

2. Make measurements and compare the features. This works best if you play with the images and the abilities of Image a bit, and then formulate a question or two that you will explore. In an in-person class, we would devise an inquiry based on the class's interests and previous discussions. Use the "ask Eliz/Donna" conference if you would like assistance.

3. While your inquiry must include measurements from Image, you are not limited to this. You may find other sources of information that let you compare features.

4. Develop a project report and submit as homework.

Turn in your report , which should include:

  • The names of the worlds and the sources of your images.
  • A description of your experiment/inquiry.
  • Your measurements, significant information, and relevant qualitative observations
  • The comparisons of features.
  • Results of your inquiry. What did you learn? Are there any questions remaining unanswered or partially answered?

Some of these items overlap, and you may group them.


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