'Glacial Landforms, how distorted is our view of them?' - a mapping workshop

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'Glacial Landforms, how distorted is our view of them?' - a mapping workshop

John Hillier
Dear All,

With the dramatic rise in geomorphological maps and mapping over the last decade there has been a natural progression towards finding more objective, and sometimes automated, techniques and procedures for mapping. Yet manual, interpretive, techniques remain effective and commonly used.  We therefore think that it is important that criteria for interpretive mapping are developed, and agreed, in order to facilitate comparability and compatibility of mapped outputs. To this end we want to compare glacial gemorphological mapping by different interpreters for statistically representative synthetic drumlins within a real landscape. This can then inform both the differences/similarities in mapping and quantify the impacts upon the calculation of derived metrics.  This study will then be used as the basis for a 1-day workshop at Loughborough University on developing a set of objective criteria for mapping. The worksop will lead to a joint publication of all participants.

If you are interested in participating in this project, in both the landform digitisation and seminar stages, then please contact the workshop organisers.

This EGU funded workshop has bursaries available for widening participation through the support of the attendance of young researchers. Four awards of up to 500 euro are available - please send a CV and 250 personal statement in support of an application.

Confirmed participants include: C. Clark (Sheffield), C. Stokes (Durham), A. Hughes (Bergen), C. Hattestrand (Stockholm), J. Napieraiski (Michigan), M. Spagnolo (Aberdeen), P. Dunlop (Ulster).

Mike Smith (Kingston)
John Hillier (Loughborough)

Workshop: 3 September 2013
Location: Loughborough University
Deadline for involvement: 22 March 2013
Cost: FREE registration
Places: 35

An EGU sponsored event

If you have any queries please do contact myself or Mike directly.



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