The UNM Lidar Lab is dedicated to the development and application of cutting-edge 3D measurements techniques to geoscience problems. Among other tools, ground-based lidar and photogrammetry are used to develop high-resolution topographic and outcrop models that are used for quantitative analysis and simulation. For more information about the lab contact us at lidar@unm.edu.

Papers [BibTeX]

Nichols, E. M., G. S. Weissmann, T. F. Wawrzyniec, J. D. Frechette, and K. A. Klise (2011). Processing of outcrop-based lidar imagery to characterize heterogeneity for groundwater models. In Outcrops Revitalized: Tools, Techniques and Applications: SEPM concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology, Volume 10, pp. 239-47.

Rust, G. L., G. S. Weissmann, U. Werban, J. D. Frechette, and T. F. Wawrzyniec (2011). Outcrop-based GPR tomography through braided-stream deposits. In Outcrops Revitalized: Tools, Techniques and Applications: SEPM concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology, Volume 10, pp. 227-238.

Klise, K. A., G. S. Weissmann, S. A. McKenna, E. M. Nichols, J. D. Frechette, T. F. Wawrzyniec, and V. C. Tidwell (2009). Exploring solute transport and streamline connectivity using lidar-based outcrop images and geostatistical representations of heterogeneity. Water Resoures Research 45. [ DOI ]

Wawrzyniec, T. F., R. R. Jones, K. McCaffrey, J. Imber, N. Holliman, and R. E. Holdsworth (2007). Introduction: Unlocking 3d earth systems-harnessing new digital technologies to revolutionize multi-scale geological models. Geosphere 3(6), 406-407. [ DOI ]

Wawrzyniec, T. F., L. D. McFadden, A. Ellwein, G. Meyer, L. Scuderi, J. McAuliffe, and P. Fawcett (2007). Chronotopographic analysis directly from point-cloud data: A method for detecting small, seasonal hillslope change, Black Mesa Escarpment, NE Arizona. Geosphere 3(6), 550-567. [ DOI ]

Presentations [BibTeX]

Carritt, J. A., J. D. Frechette, C. Bodman, and G. S. Weissmann (2012). Assessing lateral variability in cyclic alluvial deposits using terrestrial lidar data: Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New mexico. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  44(7), 631.

Frechette, J., P. R. Kyle, L. Jones, and M. Okal (2012). Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) - Erebus volcano, Antarctica. In Workshop - Erebus volcano, an Exceptional Laboratory. ISTO, University of Orléans, 15-16 March 2012.

Pickel, A., J. Frechette, and G. S. Weissmann (2012). Ojito Amphitheater: Combining high-resolution digital imagery and terrestrial lidar for improved understanding of subsurface fluid flow in the Morrison Formation. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  44(7), 254.

Weissmann, G. S., A. Pickel, J. D. Frechette, R. M. Allen-King, I. Jankovic, M. Maghrebi, I. Kalinovich, and K. C. McNamara (2012). Modeling physical and chemical heterogeneity of the borden aquifer using an outcrop analog. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America  44(7), 254.

Frechette, J., P. R. Kyle, L. Jones, M. Okal, and A. Curtis (2011). TLS observations at the active Erebus volcano, Antarctica: Lidar in worst place in the world. In Community Workshop: Charting the Future of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) in the Earth Sciences and Related Fields, Boulder, CO 17-19 October 2011. [ .pdf ]

Jones, L., J. Frechette, M. Okal, P. Kyle, and C. Oppenheimer (2011). Observing the dynamics of Mount Erebus using a terrestrial-based LiDAR. In Polar Technology Conference, Albuquerque 24-25 Mar 2011.

Pickel, A., J. D. Frechette, G. S. Weissmann, K. C. McNamara, D. Carlone, I. Kalinovich, and R. Allen-King (2011a). Use of outcrop analogs to analyze lithofacies and hydrofacies distributions within Borden Aquifer sediments, Ontario, CA. Geological Society of America. Abstracts with Programs  43(5), 288.

Pickel, A. C., J. D. Frechette, G. S. Weissmann, K. C. McNamara, D. Carlone, I. K. Kalinovich, and R. Allen-King (2011b). Outcrop analog analysis of lithofacies distributions within Borden Aquifer sediments, Ontario, CA. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, H51H-1297.

Weissmann, G. S., J. D. Frechette, B. Nichols, A. Pickel, K. McNamara, R. Allen-King, and I. Jankovic (2011). Use of outcrop analogs to improve our understanding of subsurface physical heterogeneity, invited keynote address. In NovCARE 2011, Cape Cod, May 9-11, 2011.

Frechette, J. D. and R. I. Grauch (2010). Examining terrestrial lidar accuracy in the badlands: A case study and general lessons. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America  42(5), 176.

Grauch, R. I., J. J. Kosovich, and J. D. Frechette (2010). Impact of off-highway vehicles on Mancos Shale hillslopes: a terrestrial lidar study. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America  42(5), 176.

Jones, L., J. Frechette, M. Okal, P. Kyle, and C. Oppenheimer (2010). Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) observations of the phonolite lava lake at Erebus volcano, Antarctica. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  42(5), 177. [ http ]

McNamara, K. C., J. D. Frechette, G. S. Weissmann, D. Carlone, E. M. Nichols, and R. M. Allen-King (2010). Homogeneous borden? a new look at this classic aquifer. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America  42(5), 110.

Moreira, A. B., R. M. Neupauer, J. D. Frechette, T. F. Wawrzyniec, and G. S. Weissmann (2010). A wavelet-based method for delineating material property boundaries from a terrestrial lidar image. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America  42(5), 177.

Frechette, J. D., G. S. Weissmann, and T. F. Wawrzyniec (2008). TLSpy: An open-source addition to terrestrial lidar workflows. Eos Transactions AGU 89(53). Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H41G-0951.

Nichols, E. M., G. S. Weissmann, T. F. Wawrzyniec, L. A. Scuderi, J. D. Frechette, and K. A. Klise (2008). Lidar imagery based 2D and 3D representations of outcrop heterogeneity for groundwater modeling. Eos Transactions AGU 89(53). Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H41A-0833.

Frechette, J. D., T. F. Wawrzyniec, J. Stormont, and J. Coonrod (2007). Comparison of terrestrial lidar and erosion pin networks for bank geometry monitoring. Eos Transactions AGU 88(52). Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H51L-04.

Frechette, J. D., G. S. Weissmann, and T. Wawrzyniec (2007). Classification and segmentation of terrestrial lidar data for lithofacies analysis. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  39(6), 152. [ http ]

Klise, K. A., G. S. Weissmann, S. A. McKenna, V. C. Tidwell, J. D. Frechette, and T. F. Wawrzyniec (2007). Dispersion analysis using particle tracking simulations through heterogeneity based on outcrop lidar imagery. Eos Transactions AGU 88(52). Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H23G-1711.

Knoop, P., D. Mogk, B. Crosby, M. Helper, M. Manone, N. Niemi, J. Snyder, B. van der Pluijm, T. Wawrzyniec, and J. D. Walker (2007). Using digital information technologies in geoscience field courses. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  39(6), 622. [ http ]

Murray, C. J., G. S. Weissmann, Y. Xie, J. D. Frechette, G. V. Last, and B. N. Bjornstad (2007). Three-dimensional modeling of hydrogeological properties in the Ringold Formation, Hanford Site, southeast Washington. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  39(6), 45. [ http ]

Wawrzyniec, T. and J. D. Frechette (2007a). Chronotopographic analysis to detect small, seasonal hillslope change using TLS lidar data, Black Mesa Escarpment, NE Arizona. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  39(6), 139. [ http ]

Wawrzyniec, T. F. and J. D. Frechette (2007b). Chronotopographic analysis to detect small, seasonal hillslope change based on point cloud data, Black Mesa Escarpment, NE Arizona. Eos Transactions AGU 88(52). Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract U24A-06. [ http ]

Weissmann, G. S., J. D. Frechette, T. Wawrzyniec, and K. Klise (2007). Investigation of non-Fickian dispersion using lidar imagery on outcrops. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  39(6), 483. [ http ]

Weissmann, G. S., J. D. Frechette, W. Woodruff, E. Nichols, T. F. Wawrzyniec, and K. A. Klise (2007). Outcrop-based lidar imagery to develop millimeter-scale models of heterogeneity. Eos Transactions AGU 88(52). Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H11I-02.

Nyman, M. W., A. L. Ellwein, T. F. Wawrzyniec, and O. M. V. de Vanderwal (2006). Earthquakes from the ground out (EGO): Using real data and visualizations to teach K-8 pre-service teachers plate tectonics and earthquakes. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  38(7), 365. [ http ]

Wawrzyniec, T., L. McFadden, G. Meyer, L. Scuderi, and A. Ellwein (2006). Evaluating hoodoo form and process using tls lidar point cloud data, Black Mesa, NE Arizona. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs  38(7), 281. [ http ]