Ben Crosby


Idaho State University

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activities (2)

Dam the Wilderness: Building "Green Hydropower" on Big Creek part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students exercise knowledge of how dams impact physical and biological systems to try to design a dam that minimizes its impacts while still meeting power production and water diversion requirements.

Hydraulic Geometry in the Greys River Watershed part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Following lectures regarding catchment hydrology and fluvial processes, students complete a two day field analysis of a watershed from headwaters to outlet, measuring fluvial parameters such as channel geometry, sediment character and discharge. Students synthesize this data to demonstrate where traditional scaling arguments work and where they break down.


Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Course introduces surface processes to students through process-based lectures and discussion, laboratories and field excursions. Course covers fluvial, hillslope and glacial processes as well as interactions between physical and biological systems.

Other Contribution

River Knickpoints: Distinguishing Between Mobile and Fixed Steps in River Channels part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Benjamin Crosby Idaho State University Location Continent: South Pacific Country: New Zealand State/Province: North Island City/Town: Gisborne UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Humid ...

Events and Communities

Early Career Workshop 2007 Participants

Geomorphology Workshop 2008 Participants