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Boise, ID 83702

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2150 Centre Ave., Bldg A
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Geomorphology: awae research subject areas


mountains Geomorphology is the science that deals with relief features of the earth or of another celestial bodies and looks towards describing and classifying such topographic characteristics. AWAE research within this interdisciplinary subject focuses on soil, climate change, road erosion, hydrology, engineering, etc.

Geomorphologists (profile pages)

 

bulletJohn Buffington

bulletJim McKean

bulletSandra Ryan-Burkett


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Fisheries and Rivers

 

 

 

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GRAIP- Quantifying and Prioritizing Road Impacts

The Geomorphic Road Assessment and Inventory Package (GRAIP) is a process and a set of tools for analyzing the impacts of roads on forested watersheds. GRAIP combines a road inventory with a powerful GIS analysis tool set to predict sediment production and delivery, mass wasting risk from gullies and landslides, stream diversion potential, culvert maintenance and fish passage at stream crossings.

 

GRAIP Science Briefing   |   GRAIP Website

 

Road Decommissioning: Picking the Right Road

 

 

Geomorphic Classification of River

Geomorphic Classification of Rivers

Land management and stream restoration activities require an understanding of fluvial geomorphology and complex biophysical interactions.

 

Science Briefing

 

 

 

 

Changes in Channel Morphology Over Human Time Scales

 

Changes in Channel Morphology Over Human Time Scales

Land management and stream restoration activities require an understanding of fluvial geomorphology and complex biophysical interactions.

 

Science Briefing

 

 

Estimating Valley Confinement


Estimating Valley Confinement

Valley confinement is an important landscape characteristic that provides vital ecosystem functions.

 

Science Briefing

 

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Sediment Transport Website

The Rocky Mountain Research Station collects a variety of sediment transport data in mountain rivers of the western United states.  These data and associated reports are listed by geographic region.

 

Sediment Transport and Bedload Transport Data

 
 

Research Subject Areas

 

AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS AND....

 

bulletAquatic Ecology

bulletAtmospheric Sciences

bulletBiogeochemistry

bulletClimate Change

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Engineering

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Fire & Fuels

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Fisheries

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Geomorphology

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Hydrology

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Plant Physiology

bulletSediment & Erosion

bulletSpatial Analysis

bulletWater & Watershed Processes

 

Resources

 

Stream Temperature Modeling Website


River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT)

 

Geomorphic Road Assessment and Inventory Package (GRAIP)

 

Sediment Transport data

 

 


 

Rocky Mountain Research Station - Air, Water and Aquatic Environments Sciences Program
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