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.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & EXPERIMENTS:
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.
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. (Also check out the SEN Blog!)
Division on Geomorphology at the European Geoscience Union.
Geomorphology Group at the American Association of Geographers.
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.