Pardee Keynote Symposium P6

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Seeing the True Shape of Earth's Surface: Applications of Airborne and Terrestrial LiDAR in the Geosciences

Floodplain, Sandy River, Oregon
Floodplain, Sandy River, Oregon
Quaternery cinder cone, Portland Oregon
Quaternery cinder cone, Portland Oregon
Tideflats, SW Washington
Tideflats, SW Washington
Lava flow, Central Oregon
Lava flow, Central Oregon
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Sun., 31 Oct., 8 a.m.–noon
Ian P. Madin, Kurt L. Frankel
Cosponsored by GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geoinformatics

Is LiDAR really dangerously addictive for geologists?

Come find out at this GSA Pardee session where we will explore the breadth of applications for high resolution LiDAR imaging of the land, water and vegetation. Falling acquisition costs, increasing numbers of statewide and regional data collection consortia and maturing data processing techniques are putting incredibly detailed models and images of the surface of Earth into the hands of geoscientists. This session will explore the application of airborne and terrestrial LiDAR to topics including paleoseismology , neotectonics, salt marsh ecology, lava flow morphology, post-fire slope processes, engineering geology, rockfalls and debris flows, geologic mapping, forestry , coastal processes and stream channels. The session is not intended to be a “how to” but rather to be a “what if” to encourage attendees to think of new ways to apply this exciting technology to their own areas of study.

Come get hooked!

 

DISCIPLINE CATEGORIES: Engineering Geology; Neotectonics / Paleoseismology; Quaternary Geology

 

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