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MSRA Webinar Series - Characterizing River Corridor Geomorphology with Lidar - feat. Marina Metes

  • 17 Oct 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • GoToWebinar
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MSRA Webinar Series - Characterizing River Corridor Geomorphology with Lidar - feat. Marina Metes

MSRA is excited to continue our series of webinars featuring leading industry researchers and partners, as we strive to offer opportunities for discussion and promote advancement of the stream restoration science. Visit our website and social media channels for upcoming webinars. Continuing Education Credits will be offered for these events.

We hope you will join us next week:

When: Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m.

Where: GoToWebinar

Following your registration, and prior to the event, you will receive a webinar link from GoToWebinar which will give you access to the webinar.

Will you be attending?

Register Today! Registration will Close at Noon on Monday, October 16th.


Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members

Presenter Bio: Marina Metes is a physical scientist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Water Science Center. Her research focuses on using remote sensing techniques to map and measure fluvial geomorphic features, processes, and change. She earned a B.S. in Earth Science from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Geography and Environmental Systems from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She loves being able to live, work, and play within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In her free time, she enjoys canoeing and hiking with her family.

Presentation Abstract: Accounting for the geomorphic conditions of river corridors is important for stream restoration planning, design, implementation, and monitoring. Measuring these conditions in the field is necessary for obtaining highly accurate data. However, these measurements can be time and labor intensive so they are often spatially and temporally limited. Complimentary to field-based measurements are those obtained remotely from light detection and ranging (lidar). The United States Geological Survey (USGS) developed the Floodplain and Channel Evaluation Tool (FACET) to remotely measure stream channel dimensions (e.g. bank height, channel width, bank slope) and map the geomorphically active floodplain extent using lidar. The information derived from FACET can be used to identify areas of channel incision, assess stream-floodplain connectivity, and measure other geomorphic conditions of river corridors to help identify potential sites for stream restoration or monitor changes over time where repeat lidar is available.

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