Alluvial Processes

The recent historic low stand of the Great Salt Lake is a direct result of the prolonged (2001-2009) drought in the Great Basin. This represents an opportunity to study the regressive features of a modern fluvio-lacustrine system. Furthermore, the area has been imaged with both airborne- and ground-based LiDAR.

 

 

Krysia Skorko completed an M.S. thesis in 2012 on this area and the results have been published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

 

 

The other area that has briefly been investigated is Bryce Canyon National Park, where a preliminary ground-based LiDAR survey was undertaken.

 


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