Fluvial Remote Sensing team leader Carl J. Legleiter has now joined the USGS' Geomorphology and Sediment Transport Laboratory as part of the National Research Program. Although Legleiter is now living in Golden, CO, he will maintain adjunct faculty status with the Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming. In fact, he will offer his specialty course on Remote Sensing of Rivers online for the Spring 2016 semester. At the USGS, Legleiter will continue to conduct research on the application of remote sensing to rivers.
Fluvial Remote Sensing research group member Devin Lea, now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Oregon, has just had another paper accepted for publication. The article introduces an innovative, spatially explicit approach to characterizing geo-referencing error in time series of aerial photographs and examines the implications for studies of channel change. Keep your eyes open for "Refining measurements of lateral channel movement from image time series by quantifying spatial variations in registration error," coming soon in the journal Geomorphology.
Our collaboration with Zhigang Pan, Craig Glennie, and other colleagues with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping continues to bear fruit. Zhigang's latest article, titled "Fusion of LiDAR Orthowaveforms and Hyperspectral Imagery for Shallow River Bathymetry and Turbidity Estimation," has been provisionally accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Congratulations, Zhigang!