Alan Kasprak successfully defends PhD, and accepts new position

posted Oct 25, 2015, 12:21 PM by Jeannine Huenemann   [ updated Aug 31, 2016, 10:03 AM by Chalese Hafen ]
ET-AL doctoral student Alan Kasprak successfully defended his dissertation earlier this year. He is now starting a two-year Mendenhall Postdoc Fellowship with the USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. In his new position, he will work with Dan Buscombe, Paul Grams, and Joel Sankey to examine the relative roles of fluvial and aeolian sediment transport in valley bottom deposits along the Colorado River. Among his many new challenges, he will continue the use of landscape surveying using laser scanning and structure-from-motion along with digital elevation model differencing to better understand how sediment moves through the river valley at weekly to decadal timescales.