Dr. Alan Kasprak
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
Area of Expertise: River Geomorphology and Remote Sensing
Dr. Kasprak uses GIS and remote sensing data to examine the impacts of large dams on the geomorphology, sediment transport, and land cover of the Colorado River corridor through the Canyonlands and Grand Canyon regions of the Southwestern U.S. In addition to these field based projects, he uses laboratory flume experiments and numerical modeling to predict how rivers will respond to alterations in water or sediment supply.
“Left to themselves, rivers are messy places – always changing, shifting, building bars and scouring pools, year after year. When we revisit our favorite river, it never looks quite the same as we remember it.
I’m fascinated by how we can use water from rivers responsibly, while also letting those places behave as naturally as possible.”
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