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The Department of Earth Sciences focuses on research and education related to understanding the origin and evolution of the Earth from its surface to its deep interior. We particularly value interdisciplinary approaches that integrate aspects of the solid Earth, surface dynamics, and biological systems.

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A Hydrogeological Study of Coldwater Spring, Minneapolis, MN

Kasahara, Sophie (2016)
This project has monitored the water chemistry of Coldwater Spring, Minneapolis, MN to document human impacts on the spring's water quality. Temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH and anions were monitored weekly ...

Non-Invasive Archaeological Site Assessment: A Combined Approach Using LiDAR and Sub-Surface Geophysical Survey

Maki, David (2015-05-14)
The recent availability of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data has revolutionized archaeological research in Minnesota and beyond. LiDAR allows us to identify archaeological resources over large spatial extents and ...

Geomorphic Change Detection and Site Documentation with Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Gran, Karen (2015-05-14)
Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), also known as ground-based lidar, provides a way to rapidly collect high-resolution topographic data of a surface while minimizing disturbance. While aerial lidar data provides spatial ...

From GPS and Google Maps to Spatial Computing

Shekhar, Shashi (2015-05-14)
From virtual globes (e.g., Google Maps) to global positioning system, spatial computing has transformed society via pervasive services (e.g., Uber and other location-based services), ubiquitous systems (e.g., geographical ...

Land Classification using Image Objects and LiDAR

Knight, Joseph (2015-05-14)
This seminar will provide an overview of land classification applications of objectbased image analysis and lidar. The goal will be to demonstrate the practical value of incorporating these techniques into mapping efforts ...

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