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Edward Park

BS, Ohio State University

Doctoral Candidate
Edward Park

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Biography

My research interests include fluvial geomorphology and remote sensing with emphasis on Tropical South America. Within South America, I am currently working on the Amazon, Parana, and Magdalena Rivers. In these regions, I have been particularly working on 1) sediment transport and morphodynamic modeling of large rivers, 2) channel-floodplain systems and ecological dynamics modeling in floodplains, 3) assessing the impacts of human activities on large fluvial systems and tropical biomes, and 4) GIS/Remote sensing applications for geomorphic change monitoring. I work with extensive field data in cooperation with quantitative tools such as statistics and remote sensing. Recognizing the limits of field measurements in fluvial modeling often due to the expensive maintenance cost and logistical difficulties, application of remote sensing provides with robust mean to monitor hydro-geomorphic and ecological changes of complex channel-floodplain systems, such as Amazon River in a high spatiotemporal resolutions. I strongly support multidisciplinary work and collaborate extensively with landscape ecologists, biologists, and hydraulic engineers.

Publications

Park E. and Latrubesse E. (2014) Modeling suspended sediment distribution patterns of the Amazon River using MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 147, 232-242.

 

 

Interests

Fluvial geomorphology, Wetland ecology
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