Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 5, 101–117, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-101-2022

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Geosci. Commun., 5, 101–117, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-101-2022
Research article
07 Apr 2022
Research article | 07 Apr 2022

A remote field course implementing high-resolution topography acquisition with geomorphic applications

Sharon Bywater-Reyes and Beth Pratt-Sitaula

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This paper outlines educational materials appropriate to teach upper division or graduate-level geoscience students how to produce and interpret high-resolution topography data. In a remote implementation, students were able to independently generate high-resolution topographic data products that can be used for interpreting hazards such as landsliding and flooding. Students met course learning outcomes while learning marketable skills used within environmental jobs or research settings.
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