Monday, March 31, 2014
Exploiting high resolution topography data for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: Opportunities, challenges, and needs (USGS Powell Center working group)
"TIME FOR IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS"--That is one of the opportunities presented to USGS Powell Center Working Groups. Indeed and quite pleasantly we have begun our discussions in the working group entitled "Exploiting high resolution topography data for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: Opportunities, challenges, and needs". This project is lead by Paola Passalaqua (UT Austin) and Patrick Belmont (Utah State). Here is a flyer on our project: link. We had our first meeting a couple of weeks ago in Fort Collins at the Powell Center and it was extremely stimulating. Lots of great discussion and sharing of ideas among a dynamic group. I very much enjoyed seeing old and new friends. We mostly worked on brainstorming a big review of the state of analysis of high resolution topography and so I think there will be a publication coming from that. We also had a quite interesting field trip to appreciate the geomorphic responses to the High Park Fire (for which there is some repeat lidar topography coverage). Here are some pictures. Stay tuned for more cool stuff and many thanks to my friends and colleagues for the chance to work together.