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 River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) introduction

 

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) Introduction

Traditional techniques for describing and understanding aquatic physical habitat in streams have focused on manual measurements of channel topography. New remote sensing techniques, such as airborne water-penetrating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and boat-mounted acoustic sensors can produce highly accurate Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) with continuous coverage of long segments of channels and stream networks. The US Forest Service and ESSA Technologies have developed a suite of GIS tools, the River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT), for processing high resolution DEMs of channels. Our goal is to characterize in-stream and floodplain geomorphology to support aquatic habitat analyses and numerical models of flow and sediment transport. The (RBT) is available for free and is under active development (more).

 

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) Publications

Publications

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) Briefing Paper

Briefing Paper

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) - NASA EAARL LiDAR Sensor

USGS EAARL

LiDAR Sensor


 

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) Download

 

 

 

Download RBT

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) Presentations

 

 

 

Presentation

 

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) Help

 

 

 

RBT Help

 

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) Sample Data

 

 

 

Sample Data

 

River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT) Training Workbook Cover Page

 

 

 

Training

RBT Reviews

 

 

RBT Reviews


When referencing the RBT in publications, please use the following citation:

 

McKean, J., Nagel, D., Tonina, D., Bailey, P., Wright, C.W., Bohn, C., Nayegandhi, A., 2009. Remote sensing of channels and riparian zones with a narrow-beam aquatic-terrestrial lidar. Remote Sensing 1 (4) 1065-1096.

 

 

 

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