Marina Metes


As a physical scientist with the Maryland-Delaware-DC Water Science Center, Marina's work focuses heavily on using GIS and spatial analysis to answer questions related to hydrology and fluvial geomorphology. Her research involves using remotely sensed data, primarily lidar, to map and investigate fluvial geomorphic features, processes, and land use change. This has included developing new methods for locating headwater streams and incised channels, and applying geospatial tools to extract stream and floodplain characteristics at the watershed scale to better infer rates of streambank erosion and floodplain sediment deposition. Marina received a B.S. in Earth Science from Michigan State University in 2012 and an M.S. in Geography and Environmental Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2018.