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Adam R. Mosbrucker

Geomatics expert with the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory

Geomatics integrates geospatial science and technology disciplines such as photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, GNSS, and geodesy. These are fundamental tools for Volcano Science Center monitoring and research projects.

I specialize in quantitative fluvial geomorphology, which uses geomatics, field instrumentation, and sampling to study sediment transport in disturbed volcanic systems. My current research focus is developing innovative uses of camera systems, including high-precision photogrammetric models of vegetated river channels and a suspended-sediment surrogate based on close-range multispectral ‘SedCam’ imagery.

As the Volcano Hazards Program Lidar Coordinator, I leverage local and national partnerships to acquire topographic data needed for volcano hazard modeling, mapping, and eruption forecasting efforts.