Ben Crosby

Department of Geosciences

Idaho State University

Professor and Chair; Geomorphology

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Course Modules (5)

Unit 1: GPS/GNSS Fundamentals part of High Precision Positioning with Static and Kinematic GPS
The constellations of satellites orbiting our planet enable high-precision positioning not just for consumer or survey applications but also for geoscience research such as detecting plate motions, landslide ...

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Activities (2)

Dam the Wilderness: Building "Green Hydropower" on Big Creek part of 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 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, ...

Course (1)

Geomorphology part of Course Design:Goals Database
Course introduces surface processes to students through process-based lectures and discussion, laboratories and field excursions.

Conference Presentations (3)

High Precision Positioning in Field Courses: Applying GNSS to geologic questions part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
GPS/GNSS enabled consumer grade positioning devices are now super accessible to both geologic field research and education. These devices geotag images, digital field book entries or measurements but the positions ...

Context matters: Designing data-rich geodesy teaching materials that get used part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
GETSI (Geodesy Tools for Societal Issues) project is developing modules that allow undergraduate students to engage in geodetic data analysis relevant to societally important topics of natural hazards, water ...

Data-rich societally-situated undergraduate teaching resources and instructor professional development for geoscience classrooms and field courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
The NSF-funded GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project is developing teaching resources and instructor professional development opportunities that emphasize a broad range of geodetic methods and data ...

Other Contributions (4)

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 ...