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Process studies on the mechanics of soil erosion have evolved to include remote sensing methods to accurately record changes in the landscape through time. Here, a digital elevation model (DEM) is displayed with mock cameras above, in the location used to obtain the images. Where two images overlap, the landscape can be described in three dimensional space. Proper alignment of two time periods offers insight into landscape change, erosion mechanics, sediment dynamics and evolution.
Physical Hydrologist, Dr. Glenn Wilson measuring subsurface flow through a soil pipe in a gully formed by pipe collapse. Internal erosion of the soil pipes results in various pipe collapse features on the surface including sinkholes, flute holes, and gullies. These processes are being studied in the field and laboratory by WPPRU scientist.
Hydraulic Technician Glenn Gray (R) and Research Hydraulic Engineer Daniel Wren (L) prepare an instrument tower on the severely damaged levee of an irrigation reservoir in Arkansas.
Research Hydraulic Engineer Eddy Langendoen examines the condition of a laboratory flume set up for studying the transport of sand through cobbles.
The Watershed Physical Processes Research is located in Oxford, MS and is part of the Southeast Area.
The Acting Research Leader is James Rigby.
Watershed Physical Processes
598 MC ELROY DRIVE
Oxford, MS 38655