M.Sc.Eng. in: Analysis of resolution, accuracy and information content of airborne laser ultra-shallow water surveys
|Institution||University of New Brunswick|
|Type of Fellowship||Masters Degree|
|Graduate Program Type||Earth Sciences|
|Specialty||Ecology & Conservation|
|Fellowship Amount||To be determined|
|College / University||http://studdys.com/new-brunswick/university-of-new-brunswick-fredericton/|
Graduate Fellowship Description
M.Sc.Eng. (Civil/Geomatics) - Analysis of resolution, accuracy and information content of airborne laser ultra-shallow water surveys. The project is a development and test of LiDAR as an effective tool in river management. Until recently, LiDAR was inefficient in inland, shallow waters as the depth limitation was <1m (separating the pulse waveform reflection from the water surface and its bed).
New shorter pulse systems are narrowing that gap, but at the expense of penetration (dependent on water clarity). In addition, these systems can provide a measure of optical water clarity and riverbed reflectance. Previous work on the underlying laser waveforms has demonstrated detection of vegetation.
The M.Sc. Candidate will assess the accuracy, and minimum and maximum depth limits achieved by such a system. [Supervisor Dr. J. Hughes Clarke, UNB Fredericton]
Prospective candidates should email a cover letter, CV, unofficial university transcripts and contact information for three people who can serve as references. The cover letter must clearly indicate the project being applied for, and outline how the candidate’s previous experience has prepared him/her to function as a leader of the respective MAES study component, and what specific qualifications the candidate will bring to the large, multidisciplinary MAES Team.
Review of applicants for the projects starting in summer 2014 will begin 21 February 2014 and continue until the positions are filled. Ideal start date for 2014 projects is in March/April. For positions starting 2015, applications can be provided until fall of 2014.
Send complete application packages to Project Manager Gordon Yamazaki by email ([email protected]).
The research is led by The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) was founded in 2000 as a collaboration of researchers at the University of New Brunswick.
For more information, please visit: www.canadianriversinstitute.com
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