Rebecca K. Rossi

I’m interested in how hillslopes and rivers adjust to changes (climatic and anthropogenic) in flow and sediment. At Dartmouth, I have a unique opportunity to research how hillslopes and streams in New England are adjusting to increased rainfall events (e.g. Tropical Storm Irene) and dam removal. I use a combination of field and remote sensing methods, including my Master’s work on the development and error modeling of the ‘Structure-from-Motion’ photogrammetry method for cell-by-cell repeat topographic change. I’m interested in monitoring rivers through time and space with the appropriate data resolution for the geomorphic question or geomorphic signal of interest.