Check out this new paper that Elizabeth Altenau (Department of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), in calloboration with a lengthy list of co-authors (see citation information below), put together about NASA AirSWOT ka-band radar mappings of Tanana River, Alaska water surface heights and slopes. The paper was accepted for publication in the journal: Geophysical Research Letters.
Here are a phew photos from our fieldwork on the Tanana River, Alaska:
This paper features work completed during the summer of 2015. Between June and September 2015, I spent ~8 weeks based out of Fairbanks, Alaska collecting detailed in situ surveys in support of both Elizabeth's AirSWOT work in the Tanana River and research in the Yukon River and Yukon Flats wetland hydrologic complex (results from the Yukon River and Yukon Flats research are forthcoming).
Check out the new paper here:
Altenau, Elizabeth H., Tamlin M. Pavelsky, Delwyn Moller, Christine Lion, Lincoln H. Pitcher, George H. Allen, Paul D. Bates, Stéphane Calmant, Michael Durand, and Laurence C. Smith. 2016. “AirSWOT Measurements of River Water Surface Elevation and Slope: Tanana River, AK.” Geophysical Research Letters, January, 2016GL071577.
My name is Lincoln H Pitcher. I am a graduate student in the Department of Geography at UCLA. My research focuses hydrologic and cryospheric systems and interfaces with emerging ground, air and spaceborne remote sensing and geospatial technologies. I aim to use these emerging technologies to enhance understanding of remote and logistically inaccessible places. My current research focuses on both Greenland and Arctic Alaska.