Embarras River, Peace-Athabasca Delta, Alberta, CA--2011
Email: zfmiller at live.unc.edu
Office: Mitchell Hall 208
B.A., Geology, Pomona College, 2002
I am a M.S. student working with Tamlin Pavelsky on remote sensing of hydrology. My thesis uses satellite imagery and GIS to investigate the spatial distribution and controls on river widths-discharge relationships in the Mississippi River basin. I'm currently developing a continuous downstream river width map of the Mississippi drainage using the RivWidth software tool and Landsat-derived images (shown below for the Ohio basin). I'm also a graduate teaching assistant for GEOL 101L: Introductory Geology Laboratory.
Outside of the department, I spend my time kayaking, flying small aircraft, and slow-cooking eastern Carolina barbecue.
River width map for the Ohio River drainage.
Flying over the Athabasca River, Alberta, CA--2011