Via the Geomorph-L listserv, an announcement about a session on "Methods in Geomorphology - S26-B Remote-sensing (including laser scanning, applications of radar, etc.)" at the 8th IAG International Conference of Geomorphology to be held in Paris (France) on 27-31 August 2013.
This is a call for papers at the 8th IAG International Conference of Geomorphology to be held in Paris (France) on 27-31 August 2013. (http://www.geomorphology-iag-paris2013.com/)
We would like to draw your attention to the Methods in Geomorphology session S26-B Remote-sensing (including laser scanning, applications of radar, etc.) organized by Dirk Rieke-Zapp and myself
Recent advances in surveying technology and better availability of high precision surveying tools made it easy for geomorphologists to benefit from data with higher spatial resolution as well as data with much better precision than just 10 years ago. In this session we want to (i) increase the awareness of modern surveying techniques and their application to geomorphology, (ii) provide a platform for researchers to present their experiences with laser scanners, range cameras, close range photogrammetry, terrestrial LASER & RADAR as well as other new surveying tools and (iii) address the question how valuable more precise data and new surveying techniques really are - is our process understanding / are our landscape models ready for high resolution data? Are current models ready for data with mm resolution of a field site? What problems can really be solved by better resolution and better precision? What are the problems during data acquisition?
The proposed session has an overlap with ISPRS Commission V Working Group V/6 - "Close range morphological measurements for the sciences". While the ISPRS commission meetings are typically visited by professionals of geodesy a similar session at IAG in Paris would allow better communication between professional surveyors and geomorphologists.
Abstracts are due on 15 October 2012 here http://www.geomorphology-iag-paris2013.com/en/submit-abstract
Thomas Dewez (co-chair) & Dirk Rieke-Zapp (chair)
ISPRS Commission V/5
Close-range measurements for bio- and geosciences