Community Surface Dynamics Modeling SystemThe Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) deals with the Earth’s surface — the ever-changing, dynamic interface between lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and atmosphere. We are a diverse community of experts promoting the modeling of earth surface processes by developing, supporting, and disseminating integrated software modules that predict the movement of fluids, and the flux (production, erosion, transport, and deposition) of sediment and solutes in landscapes and their sedimentary basins.

Geomorphology Group at the American Association of Geographers.

Geomorphology Lectures. Mike Lamb (Cal Tech) has designed a Wiki site for online lectures in geomorphology. The text below is taken from the home page.

“Welcome to GeomorphLectures. This is a Wiki to post lecture materials — powerpoint presentations, pictures, and movies used to teach Geomorphology and related disciplines. All content posted is available to the public for download to be used for educational purposes only.” A site developed to publish and distribute software, codes, and tutorials that assist in digital topographic analysis.

Gilbert Club. The Gilbert Club, named after G.K. Gilbert, is an annual meeting the day after AGU, where people gather to hear talks and discuss research in geomorphology. Gilbert Club also runs a mailing list.

GIS 4 Geomorphology. The site provides a growing set of how-to instructions on many things geologists want to do in GIS.

National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping. The National Science Foundation created NCALM to support the use of airborne laser mapping technology for the scientific community. NCALM uses an Airborne Laser Swath Mapping (ALSM) system based at the UH Geosensing Imaging & Mapping Laboratory. The state-of-the-art laser surveying instrumentation and GPS systems collect data in areas selected through the competitive NSF grant review process.

National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics. NCED is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center (STC). NCED’s purpose is to predict the coupled dynamics and evolution of landscapes and their ecosystems, in order to transform management and restoration of the Earth-surface environment.

National Critical Zone Observatories. The US National CZO Program is tackling the fundamental questions of the Critical Zone with a systems approach.

Sediment Experimentalists. A group formed in late 2011 whose mission includes determining and promoting best practices in experimental methods and in the storage, archiving, and dissemination of experimental data.

The Virtual Luna Leopold Project. In order to avoid Luna Leopold’s seminal papers becoming “classics” (papers often cited but never read), a web page was created where the majority of Luna’s papers have been scanned and made available online as pdf’s. Luna assisted with this work, reviewing the publication list and helping to find originals of many papers.




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