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Erin Bessette-Kirton

Biography

Education 

Colorado School of Mines, M.S., 2017, Geological Engineering

Columbia University, B.S., 2014, Civil Engineering

Hamilton College, B.A., 2012, Physics

 

Publications

Bessette-Kirton, E.K., Coe, J.A., Zhou, W., 2018, Using stereo satellite imagery to account for ablation, entrainment, and compaction in volume calculations for rock avalanches on glaciers: Application to the 2016 Lamplugh rock avalanche in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JF004512

Bessette-Kirton, E.K. and Coe, J.A., 2018, Pre- and post-event digital elevation models generated from high-resolution stereo satellite imagery of the 2016 Lamplugh rock avalanche in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey data release. https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TT4Q4B

Coe, J.A., Bessette-Kirton, E.K., and Geertsema, M., 2018, Increasing rock-avalanche size and mobility in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska detected from 1984 to 2016 Landsat imagery, Landslides, 15(3), 393-407. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-017-0879-7

Bessette-Kirton, E.K., Coe, J.A., Godt, J.W., Kean, J.W., Rengers, F.K., Schulz, W.H., Baum, R.L., Jones, E.S., and Staley, D.M., 2017, Map data showing concentration of landslides caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, U.S. Geological Survey data release. https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JD4VRF

Bessette-Kirton, E., Allstadt, K., Pursley, J. and Godt, J., 2017, Preliminary analysis of satellite imagery and seismic observations of the Nuugaatsiaq landslide and tsunami, Greenland. [Available at https://landslides.usgs.gov/research/featured/2017-nuugaatsiaq/]

Bessette-Kirton, E.K. and Coe, J.A., 2016, Inventory of rock avalanches in western Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, 1984-2016: a baseline data set for evaluating the impact of climate change on avalanche magnitude, mobility, and frequency, U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7C827F8. https://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7C827F8