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.
Our workshop will be taught in USU’s new Life Sciences Building in Room LSB 225A.
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.
- Fryirs KA and Brierley GJ. 2013. Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems: An Approach to Reading the Landscape, First Edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.: Chichester, U.K., 345 pp.