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U-076 - Poudre River at Sheep Draw

PI: Dr. Sharon Bywater-Reyes
Project Lead: Keith Williams
Funding Source: None
Location: Greeley, CO
Dates: 2020-06-19 to 2020-06-20

Project Summary

In spring 2020, the world was hit by a pandemic that spread globally by March, causing universities and most of the world to move to remote means. Summer field camps, long hailed as a rite of passage in the geosciences, were cancelled throughout the US. The community moved quickly, with National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) developing remote learning tools and arranging for sharing and collaboration between instructors and institutions. As such, UNAVCO (GETSI) and University of Northern Colorado embarked on a data collection campaign for a summer field course entitled “Geoscience Field Issues Using High-Resolution Topography to Understand Earth Surface Processes” – originally slated for in-person teaching. The team collected GNSS data, drone imagery for use in structure from motion, and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) from a site near Greeley, Colorado on the Poudre River. In an assignment, students conduct a Structure from Motion (SfM) survey of the Sheep Draw field site. The end product is a point cloud used in additional assignments to conduct analyses. This is the UNAVCO derived TLS point cloud.

Project Sites

  1. PS01 Sheep Draw

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