Date of Degree
MS (Master of Science)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
William E. Eichinger
First Committee Member
William E Eichinger
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
E. Arthur Bettis
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.
Erosion, Remote Sensing, Scour, Streambank Retreat, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Topographic Surveys
viii, 60 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-60).
Copyright 2014 Sean Plenner
Plenner, Sean. "Development and application of a simple terrestrial laser scanner." MS (Master of Science) thesis, University of Iowa, 2014.