Hot off the press: Optical-LiDAR paper accepted for publication in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
We have just been notified that our manuscript "Evaluating the capabilities of the CASI hyperspectral imaging system and Aquarius bathymetric LiDAR for measuring channel morphology in two distinct river environments" has been officially accepted for publication in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. This paper has been a long time coming, so we will post the official version as soon as the proofs are available online.
Our ongoing collaboration with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has been very fruitful, and the total number of publications we have generated together is now up to four. University of Houston Ph.D. student Zhigang Pan is the lead author and real driving force behind a new article that has just appeared in IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters: "Estimation of Water Depths and Turbidity From Hyperspectral Imagery Using Support Vector Regression." Congratulations, Zhingang, and we look forward to further work together.
The Fluvial Remote Sensing Research Group has been busy this summer, with field work underway at a number of different sites not just across the country but around the world. We began on the Snake River in mid-June, moved on to the alpine lakes of the Snowy Range by the end of the month, and then traveled to Nebraska's Niobrara River in July. Meanwhile, Brandon Overstreet traveled to Kangerlussuaq to measure flow velocity and discharge in supraglacial streams on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Ryan Richardson is currently in California collecting data on the Merced River and we will return to the Snake River again in mid-August. Stay tuned for more dispatches from the field ...
Fluvial remote sensing lab member Christy Leonard has been awarded a Rhoads Scholarship from the University of Wyoming's Water Resources Interdisciplinary MS Program. Although this recognition (and $4000 prize) comes near the end of Christy's time here in Laramie, she has been incredibly devoted to her studies and is very deserving of this award. Congratulations, Christy!
P.S., Christy's Master's thesis defense is scheduled for Thursday, August 13.