Geomorphic Change Detection Software

WATS 6850 - Geomorphic Change Detection - Restoration Monitoring


USU Student Registration for WATS 6850 Public Registration for CEWA 6850


January 7- April 23, 2019 in Logan @ USU. Geomorphic Change Detection will be taught as part of WATS 5150/6150 Fluvial Geomorphology class for matriculated USU students. Undergraduates should register for 5150 and graduates for 6150. The course is focused on understanding the geomorphology of channel change, and we use the geomorphic chagne detection software as a tool for analyzing such processes.

Note: This is only a syllabus for the GCD Portion of WATS 5150/6150. See Canvas for rest.


Joe Wheaton - Associate Professor in Department of Watershed Sciences @ Utah State University

Philip Bailey - Adjunct Professor in Department of Watershed Sciences @ Utah State University & Owner of North Arrow Research

Matt Reimver - Software Engineer & Guru @ North Arrow Research

Workshop Date & Times

This workshop will span five days from April 29 to May 3. The

  • Day 1: 9:00 - 5:00 - Topographic Surverying to Support Geomorphic Change Detection
    • 8:00 - 9:00 - Optional ArcGIS & Software Install Help Session
  • Day 2: 9:00 - 5:00 - Principles of Change Detection
  • Day 3: 9:00 - 5:00 - Applications of Change Detection
  • Day 4: 2:00 - 5:00 - Student Projects
    • Morning: Time for students to do their projects
    • 2:00 - 5:00 PM: Advanced Error Modelling
  • Day 5: 10:00 - 2:00 - Advanced Error Modelling

For those with extensive experience in topographic surveying, they can test out of Day 1 and just attend Days 2-5.

Workshop Venue

Our workshop will be taught in USU’s new Life Sciences Building in Room LSB 225A.

More information on Logan, USU Venue

Course Texts

We will rely heavily on the primary literature for course readings. Reading ssignments will be sett . However, we will use one text for this course as a reference on understanding fluvial systems and interpreting geomorphic changes.

USU Campus Store Text Book Reccomended Readings


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