Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Summer 2014

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Degree In

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

William E. Eichinger

Abstract

Since the texture of surfaces plays a key role in the shaping of many environmental processes, high resolution measurements are important to study these phenomena. Specifically, 3-D point cloud data is desirable to document river shape and evolution, surface roughness, and erosion-sedimentation processes. The best method of obtaining these measurements is using a terrestrial laser scanner. However, these are too expensive for limited-use experiments. Therefore, I developed a simple, affordable, and robust system used to acquire high resolution data relating to hydraulic and fluvial environments.

Keywords

Erosion, Remote Sensing, Scour, Streambank Retreat, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Topographic Surveys

Pages

viii, 60 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60).

Copyright

Copyright 2014 Sean Plenner

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