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Gerald Bawden
Chief Scientist, USGS Western Remote Sensing and Visualization Center
Sacramento, CA
(916) 278 3131
Project Skills: Hazards - Mechanisms that drive natural and human-induced disasters.
Remote Sensing - Ground-based tripod lidar, GPS, leveling, airborne lidar, satellite Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) imagery.
Tools and Techniques - Detect, measure, map and analyze surface change/deformation
Other Interests/Skills: Surveying techniques, Surface changes associated with land subsidence, earthquakes, and volcanic activity.
Academic Background: Sacramento State Adjunct Professor of Geology