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Jeffrey J Danielson

Jeff Danielson is a Physical Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Jeff Danielson has been engaged in topographic science research since 1995.  He has an extensive background in working with geographic information systems technologies, image processing, remote sensing, and geospatial elevation data.  Danielson has developed hydrologic derivative products from continental-scale digital elevation models and was the project lead on the development of a new global elevation product suite “The Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010.”  His current work is leading the USGS Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED) Applications Project.   This project is focused on developing high-resolution integrated topobathymetric elevation models from both lidar (land topography) and bathymetric (water depth) data sources that provide a seamless elevation product useful for applications such as, modeling sea level rise, storm surge, and sediment transport. The CoNED project also conducts fundamental algorithm remote sensing (lidar / point cloud) research to extend the data structure for topobathymetric elevation models and create methods for fostering land change science studies.


Jeff Danielson has a BS in Geography and Computer Science and an MS in Geography from South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA.