Remote Sensing of Rivers course to be offered online in Spring 2016 through University of Wyoming Outreach
Dr. Legleiter will be leaving the University of Wyoming at the end of 2015 but will remain associated with the Department of Geography as an adjunct faculty member. This affiliation will allow Legleiter's unique course on Remote Sensing of Rivers to be offered online in Spring 2016. The new web-based format will include video lectures and updated lab exercises. For more information about the course, please refer to the announcement posted here.
Research on Fluvial Remote Sensing has taken our group around the world, including truly unique environments like the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. On Wednesday, October 28, Ph.D. student Brandon Overstreet's field work on supraglacial streams was featured on the cover of the New York Times. This collaborative effort with UCLA involved measuring discharge every hour over a three-day period to better understand the flux of meltwater across the surface of the ice sheet. The compelling scientific question is the fate of that water after the flow disappears into moulins - is the water retained within the ice sheet, stored at the bed, or transmitted rapidly to the ocean? These studies have important implications for estimates of sea level rise. The New York Times coverage is excellent, with some impressive interactive graphics - check out the story here.