[GRASS-user] GSA Meeting Session on Geological and Geomorphological Applications of Digital Terrain Analysis

Carlos Grohmann carlos.grohmann at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 19:29:11 PDT 2013

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado, 27-30 October 2013

The deadline for the GSA Abstract submission (Aug 6) is approaching.
We would like to bring the following session to your attention:

Abstracts submission deadline: 6 August

Session Details:

T91. Geological and Geomorphological Applications of Digital Terrain
Sponsors: GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering
Geology Division

"Digital terrain data provide insight into Earth’s topography, allowing
quantification of processes and spatial relationship of features. We
welcome contributions highlighting advances in methods, algorithms, and
applications of digital terrain analysis to geology and geomorphology."

Geoinformatics | Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System | Geomorphology

Keynote Speakers: Helena Mitasova, Paola Passalacqua

Monitoring and quantification of rates of geomorphic processes requires
repeated acquisition of accurate, high-resolution topographic information.
The rapid growth in the availability of Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)
such as the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, TerraSAR-X Satellite Mission,
ICESat and CryoSat missions, photogrammetric-derived DEMs from orbital
imagery (ALOS, ASTER, SPOT) or from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and
laser altimetry/scanning (LiDAR), provide a way to look at the topography
of our planet with an unprecedented detail, often allowing the recognition
of previously unknown features and the establishment of their spatial

Digital Terrain Analysis (DTA) provides the framework for terrain
quantification, segmentation and classification, aiming at the recognition
and simulation of geomorphic processes.  Advances in
DTA have had impacts in areas such as hazard andrisk assessment,
geomorphologic process evaluation, morphotectonic interpretation, and
geophysical data processing.

This session will provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss
recent advances in methods,algorithms, and applications of DTA to geology
and geomorphology.

The 2013 GSA annual meeting takes place one week after the
Geomorphometry2013 (http://geomorphometry.org/2013) international
conference in Nanjing, China; we expect this session atGSA to  build on the
momentum from the China conference and to extend and expand DTA discussions
and networking between scientists in this rapid-growing field.


Prof. Carlos Henrique Grohmann
Institute of Geosciences - Univ. of São Paulo, Brazil
- Digital Terrain Analysis | GIS | Remote Sensing -

Can’t stop the signal.
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